Lakers Lose 2 Key Players To Injuries For Big Game Against Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers will go against the Golden State Warriors February 22. The franchise has released the final injury report and it is not good. Two key players won’t suit up for the Lakers game against the Warriors due to injuries. LA and the Golden State will try to do the impossible to win the game as the teams are separated by 1.5 games in Western Conference standings.

The Lakers listed LeBron as out of Thursday’s game due to a left ankle peroneal tendinopathy. Christian Wood won’t play either as he deals with left knee effusion. It is not an ideal scenario, but head coach Darvin Ham has a backup plan.

LeBron didn’t join his teammates in practice Wednesday and also sat out the game before the All-Star game. He didn’t play much in the most popular game either. LeBron works with the best of the best and he will find a way to speed up the healing process.

“I’m seeking some more treatment [Monday, February 19] going into this week, because we have quite a few days this week as well,” LeBron told the media on Sunday, February 18]. “We don’t play until the end of the week. See how that goes. But the most important thing for me is definitely my health, where I’m at right now, where our team is leaning. We’re trending in the right direction. Obviously, with our Laker team, it’s been about health all year. Trying to do what’s best for me for the betterment of the team.”

NBA analysts voice concerns about injuries listed on the Lakers injury report

LeBron will return to the basketball court sooner than expected, by Wood will have to miss at least two weeks. NBA analysts are worried about the swelling in his left knee.

Sports injury analyst, Dr. Brian Sutterer, discussed Wood’s swelling and made a few concerning comments.

Swelling in the knee is not a diagnosis, it’s a sign of injury or irritation inside the joint. Specifically an ‘effusion’ is fluid in a joint. Very possible he has something like a meniscal or cartilage tear causing that buildup,” Dr. Sutterer posted on X.