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Xavier Henry to miss 7-10 days with knee injury

The Lakers de facto point guard will miss at least a week of action with a right knee injury.

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

The list of walking wounded has reached comical, 2012-2013 proportions.

Fifth string point guard Xavier Henry has hit the injured list, being diagnosed with a bone bruise and "abnormality of the lateral meniscus" according to the LA Times. Henry suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to Philadelphia, leaving the game and getting a MRI this morning.

This of course, leaves the Lakers in a very tough bind, as newly returned Laker Jordan Farmar will have to play heavier minutes despite coming back from a hamstring tear. This also means more time for new teammate Kendall Marshall, who has had just over a week of practice in LA. Henry himself was a last resort for the Lakers, as he was pressed into starting rotation duty with injuries to Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Farmar and Kobe Bryant. Despite never having regularly played the position at the NBA level, Xavier performed admirably without complaint, if not imperfectly.

The problem isn't so much Xavier missing from the rotation, as he was simply a stopgap solution manning the point. The bigger issue for the Lakers is, very similar to last year, adjusting to a revolving door of injuries that keeps the team from settling into any sort of rhythm. Not ideal going into a very tough January schedule.


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