The Los Angeles Lakers are off to a surprising start to the season currently sitting in the mix of the playoff picture. A major part of that has been the play of D’Angelo Russell. However, the second-year guard is out for the next two to three weeks due to a sore left knee.
D’Angelo Russell got a PRP injection in his L knee today. He’s expected to be out a minimum of 2 weeks, and will be re-evaluated in 1 week.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November 23, 2016
Russell had missed two of the last three games prior to Wednesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors because of his knee injury. There had been no indication as to the severity of the injury as he received platelet-rich plasma injection. The Lakers are hoping that this time off will allow Russell to fully heal from this ailment that has been quite puzzling to exactly what he has suffered.
In his absence, the Lakers will likely continue to turn to Jose Calderon as the starting point guard. Russell’s absence could have a tremendous impact on the team’s level of success. This will be their first true test to the depth of their roster.