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Xavier Henry injury: Knee rehab sidelining Lakers wing to start training camp, according to report

Xavier Henry will not practice with the Lakers to start training camp.

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Xavier Henry will not be available to practice at the start of training camp as he continues to rehabilitate his right knee, reports Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. Henry underwent surgery on his right knee in April after suffering an injury last December. Lakers training camp begins on Sept. 30.

It was previously reported Henry would likely be limited to start camp. Henry also underwent surgery on his left wrist, which has fully healed, reports Medina. The Lakers have not placed a timetable on Henry's return, and he is currently limited to running on a weight-bearing treadmill.

The Lakers have taken steps to address their wing depth, signing free agent Wayne Ellington recently. Henry's absence to start training camp is a blow to the Lakers as they prepare to play under a new head coach, and will likely set his conditioning back once he's ready to return.

Henry re-signed with the Lakers on a one-year, veteran's minimum deal this summer. He averaged 10 points, 1.2 assists and 2,7 rebounds per game through his first year in Los Angeles, but missed nearly half of the '13-14 season with injuries.

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