"According to Lakers spokesman John Black, results of Lamar Odom’s Monday morning CT scan and MRI are that he has a lower back contusion (bruised back).
His status for Tuesday evening’s Game 5 vs. Houston - which tips off at 7:30 p.m. - is questionable, and his condition will be updated subsequent to Tuesday morning’s shootaround.
Odom bruised his back while falling hard to the floor during an airborne drive in Sunday’s 99-87 loss at Houston, as Rockets forward Shane Battier slid underneath Odom while attempting to draw a charge.
After the game, Odom said that he would not practice on Monday, but that we could 'hopefully help the team on Tuesday.' "