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Metta World Peace injury: Strained knee, status uncertain Wednesday

Metta World Peace strained his knee in the second quarter Monday night as the Lakers played the Warriors and will be examined by team doctors on Tuesday.

Jared Wickerham

Metta World Peace suffered from a strained knee as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Golden State Warriors Monday night and his status going forward is unknown. World Peace injured his knee during the second quarter of the game and did not return after halftime. He will see team doctors Tuesday to determine his status for the Lakers' game Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, via Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News.

World Peace was unable to walk on his knee after the game and stated the he felt fluid in the back of his knee. Jodie Meeks replaced World Peace in the starting lineup, shifting Kobe Bryant up to the small forward position.

The Lakers are in the middle of a four-game road trip, with games in Minnesota, Milwaukee, and Sacramento remaining before they return home on April 2 to face the Dallas Mavericks. After both Bryant and Pau Gasol returned to the starting lineup on Friday, the Lakers now have two more injuries to keep an eye on with Antawn Jamison playing through a wrist injury, and World Peace's strained knee.

Updates as they come in regarding World Peace's status going into the first half of a back-to-back in Minnesota.

- Drew

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