Injuries Keep Stacking Up For The Lakers


LeBron James #6 and Austin Reaves #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers walk back to the court after a timeout during a 111-104 Indiana Pacers win at Arena on January 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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If you’re a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, then you probably feel that the universe is consistently working against your team and actively trying to slow it down.

News coming out of the team on Friday afternoon won’t change your mind about that.

The team revealed that both Austin Reaves and Lonnie Walker will be out of the rotation for the foreseeable future due to injuries.

Reaves has been diagnosed with a left hamstring string and will be re-evaluated in about two weeks while Walker has been diagnosed with left knee tendinitis and will also be checked in on two weeks from now.


Lakers’ Luck

Reaves and Walker are two of the most exciting young players for the troubled squad so their loss will hurt.

It is made even worse by the fact that the Lakers have already experienced far too many injuries lately and are struggling to stay in contention for the play-in tournament.

Of course, the biggest injury that has impacted the Lakers this year has been Anthony Davis‘.

Just before he went down, Davis was putting up career numbers and was being talked about as an MVP candidate.

The Lakers were already having a tough time when he was healthy but now Davis is out for at least a few more weeks.

LeBron James has also experienced his share of days on the bench, as have Patrick Beverley, Dennis Schroder, and even Russell Westbrook.

Reaves has been a sensation all season long, averaging 10.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.

And Walker has also a breath of fresh air for LA with his 14.7 points, 2.3 assists, and 1.4 assists, as well as his 38.4% from the three-point line.

The Lakers will continue to limp along with Davis and these guys but it will require everyone else to step up even more.

The hits just keep on coming for LA.

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