The Los Angeles Lakers may be without Xavier Henry for some time after he suffered an Achilles injury during practice Monday, the team announced via Twitter. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI, but it's suspected to be an Achilles rupture.
Henry has struggled with injuries since last season, when he dealt with knee and wrist issues throughout the year. He eventually underwent season-ended surgery on his wrist, but his recovery also took longer than anticipated. Henry missed the Lakers' training camp and preseason entirely, but was able to play in the first game of the regular season.
Xavier's season had already gotten off to a rocky start, playing just 9.6 minutes per game and appearing in nine of the Lakers' games. He's also averaging just 2.2 points per game while shooting 23.1 percent from the field. Now, he's likely going to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a debilitating injury.
Another tough loss for the Lakers, and a brutal injury for a player just getting over his previous health issues. Get well soon, Xavier.