Lakers’ Gabe Vincent Gets Important Return Update Amid Season-Ending Injury Rumors

The Los Angeles Lakers need everyone on board right now. The end of the regular season is almost here and players have to win the remaining game on their schedule. It won’t be easy and some of the players are out due to injuries. Gabe Vincent is one of these guys and fans hope to see him return to game action sooner than expected. This goes against all the rumors suggesting that he won’t return by the end of the season.

Vincent had to undergo arthroscopic surgery to fix his left knee in December. It wasn’t a new injury and was more like a lingering issue. Doctors expected a return within six to eight weeks and experts believe he’d return by the end of March.

Vincent could return to game action soon

NBA insider Marc Stein reported that Vincent “is nearing a return and intends to play again this season barring any setbacks.” This is great news for all fans. Anthony Davis suffered an eye injury in the loss to the Golden State Warriors and Christian Wood will also miss a few weeks. Having Vincent back in the fold will make things easier for everyone on the Lakers roster.

Vincent signed a three-year deal in the offseason and will earn $33 million. The Lakers had a few good reasons to sign him, including his great role in 2023 NBA Finals.

Injuries affected his first year with the Lakers and Vincent played only five games. He averaged 5.0 points and 3.0 assists in 25.4 minutes in this span. In the 2023 NBA postseason, Vincent averaged 12.7 points and 3.5 assists. The Lakers hoped to see more of that in the 2023-2024 NBA season.

The Lakers have a 37-32 record at this point of the season and rank ninth in the Western Conference. Vincent could help them improve their record and do great in the play-in tournament.