Here’s what Ben Howland had to say about Reeves Nelson’s left eye injury:
How did it happen?
“There were no symptoms; when he had his regular follow-up set up for him for his right eye, just through the normal thorough investigation, they look at both eyes, and Dr. Schwatrtz was very thorough. Reeves had no ideas there was something with the (left) eye. What they think is, from the violent collision of his head on the groud, that jarring is what did it. The reason they know this is a new injury rather than something that could happen who knows when, is there was a tiny bit of blood. I thought for sure they’d be saying there was something wrong with his right eye if there was anything wrong with his eye.”
Will he have to wear goggles?
“Goggles will be something that when he does get back out there – Dr. Schwartz, who’s really a top-notch doctor, contacted (Lakers trainer) Gary Vitti and got some goggles for him. They’re going to reevaluate his eye (today), but it will err on the side of caution”
Who takes his place?
“If Reeves is out, that would leave playing time to be shared between Nik, Brendan and BoBo and then some minutes to Tyler Honeycutt who has played some four this year.”
Are you expecting him to play?
“As of right now, we’re planning on him not being out there because he’s not at practice.”