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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lakers Injury Update: MRI confirms Xavier Henry has suffered a torn Achilles


By on 11/26/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers enter tonight's game against the Memphis Grizzlies coming off a 101-94 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Kobe Bryant lead the Lakers with 27 points on 10-of-24 shooting from the floor. At 3-11, the Lakers sit in last place in the Pacific Division. Hit hard by injuries last season, the Lakers will now likely be without Xavier Henry for the rest of the season following a torn Achilles tendon. 


According to the Twitter account of InsideHoops.com,
InsideHoops also noted that Henry suffered the injury at Tuesday morning's practice. An MRI revealed a ruptured Achilles tendon which requires surgery that will take place today. Henry is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

With Henry out, expect Wayne Ellington to see the majority of the playing time backing up Bryant.

Henry, in his 5th NBA season, is averaging 2.2 points on just 23.1 percent shooting from the floor, in 9.5 minutes per game. He 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 5.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 176 games



 
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