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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lakers Injury Update: Xavier Henry will go to New York to get knee reevaluated

By on 10/19/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers enter today's game against the Utah Jazz with a 1-3 record in the preseason. Coming off a dreadful 27-win season that was marked by numerous injuries to key players. One injury was to forward Xavier Henry, who has yet to play in a game this preseason. He will be heading to New York for an evaluation on his right knee, which has plagued him for nearly a year.

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Our own Dylan Mendelowitz reported on September 29 that Henry, who had right knee surgery in mid-April, was still rehabbing and would not be ready for the start of training camp.

An update on Henry, as reported by Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times, is that Henry will travel to New York City for an examination on his right knee, which has been giving him problems since last December.

Following the examination in New York, Henry will receive Regenokine treatment. The treatment involves blood removal from the affected area. A serum is created and injected back into the area, which should alleviate the inflammation.

There is no timetable for Henry's return to the lineup, although he is set to rejoin the team on October 24. With Henry out, expect six-year man Wayne Ellington to see more minutes backing up Kobe Bryant.

Henry, in his 5th NBA season, averaged a career-high 10 points and 2.7 rebounds in 43 games last season. The veteran forward was drafted in the first round by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2010 and has career averages of 5.9 points and two rebounds in 176 games.

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