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As reported by Mark Medina at Inside The Lakers, Young hasn't progressed much is his rehab, only lifting weights, spot-up shooting and running on a weight-bearing treadmill. He had hoped to return this week, but couldn't practice. The Lakers don't play again until next Wednesday in a rematch against the Spurs at the staples Centers. Young knows that in order to return he must be able to participate in a full practice without any setbacks.
“They want the bruise to heal. If I keep getting hit, I would be out longer.”Wesley Johnson and Xavier Henry are seeing the majority of the minutes at small forward with Young sidelined. Johnson had nine points on 4-of-10 shooting in 33 minutes against the Spurs. Henry added six points, but shot just 1-of-7 from the floor in 17 minutes of action.
Young is in his seventh season out of USC. The well-traveled veteran has played for the Wizards, Clippers, 76ers and Lakers. His best season was with the Wizards in 2010-2011 when he averaged 17.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. In 49 games this season, Young is averaging 16.8 points in 28.6 minutes per game.