The harm bug has struck the Lakers but once more.
With LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (calf) each sidelined for prolonged durations, Los Angeles hoped newly signed heart Andre Drummond might present a frontcourt enhance. Sadly for Drummond and LA, his Lakers debut was minimize brief when he suffered a nasty toe harm Wednesday evening towards the Bucks.
Drummond, who performed solely 14 minutes in a 112-97 loss to Milwaukee, was seen limping off the court docket within the third quarter with what the staff known as a “right big toe contusion.”
However that description did not inform the complete story. It seems that Bucks large man Brook Lopez stepped on Drummond’s foot within the first quarter, and Drummond solely realized later that he had misplaced a toenail.
“I did not actually assume something of it,” Drummond stated. “I got here again within the second quarter, and it was hurting a bit of bit extra. After which after halftime, I lastly took my sock off to look, and my complete toenail was gone. It was simply all unhealthy from there. I could not stroll or run, so I simply informed coach [Frank Vogel] to take me out.”
The (considerably) excellent news for Drummond and the Lakers: X-rays got here again adverse, and the two-time All-Star shall be re-evaluated on Thursday.
“Simply unlucky to have this occur to me within the first recreation. Form of was a bit of deflating for me, however my head is excessive,” Drummond stated. “I’ll take it daily and are available again higher than ever.”
After Wednesday’s loss, the Lakers at the moment are 30-18 general, good for fourth place within the Western Convention standings. They’ve misplaced 5 of their previous seven video games, however Vogel stays assured in his group.
“We do not fear about that,” Vogel said of the injuries. “We fear concerning the guys in uniform. We all know now we have sufficient. We’ve a deep staff. We have been enjoying actually good basketball, getting higher every recreation throughout this stretch and we’re assured that we are able to win.”