The Los Angeles Lakers lost a few players to injuries and things were a bit rough for other players on the roster. LeBron James missed a couple of games due to injuries. Talen Horton-Tucker had to undergo surgery to fix his left thumb. The young Laker got injured at the worst time possible as LA has just offered him an extension. The team has provided an injury update on Talen.
Head coach Frank Vogel discussed the health condition of several members of the backcourt. His update on THT is definitely promising. The third-year guard hit joined the team for practice and he wasn’t even wearing the brace on his surgically fixed left thumb. Vogel believes that Horton-Tucker is making progress towards a great return. That’s exactly the type of news Lakers fans need at the moment.
“Yeah he got his stitches out,” Vogel said. “(We) hope to have him start doing shooting tomorrow, but he’s still on track with the timetable.”
Lakers have promising injury update on Talen and Wayne Ellington
The young guard had to undergo surgery on Oct. 13. The Lakers planned to evaluate him in four weeks. If you take a look at the calendar, this would happen on Wednesday, Nov. 10. In other words, Horton-Tucker is nearing his return.
Vogel talked about other players, too. His update on Kendrick Nunn wasn’t too exciting. Nunn is still on the same timetable. Experts set up his bone bruise diagnosis on Oct. 21. He was supposed to miss 2-3 weeks before his next evaluation. We have a good reason to believe that Nunn will have to stay on the sidelines for three weeks or more.
It’s time for some good news. Wayne Ellington is really close to seeing real action. The Lakers tweeted that Ellington would practice with the South Bay Lakers on the G League.
Vogel explained that they are just giving him a chance to “get some live work”. It was “just light script and film.” To make this happen, Ellington had to work out with the G League.
That’s great news for the Lakers faithful. It’s time to win some games!