The Los Angeles Lakers opened training camp on Tuesday, but the wear and tear is already starting to affect players. D'Angelo Russell has a bone bruise in his right foot that forced him out of the final minutes of practice Thursday evening, reports Lakers sideline reporter Mike Trudell.
Russell was seen limping at the end of practice, feeling pain once he stopped running, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times. Lakers head coach Byron Scott said this is a minor injury, and D'Angelo was not ruled out of the team's second session later in the evening.
Scott also recently revealed D'Angelo had knee and ankle issues bothering him during Summer League that Russell kept quiet during exhibition play in Las Vegas. A bone bruise is definitely a physical setback, and if it ultimately limits his chances to work with his new teammates while learning his way through his first training camp, that's a big blow to a team trying to integrate several new pieces.
Word out of camp is that it's nothing severe, but it's definitely something to keep on your radar as the Lakers prepare to open preseason on Sunday. We'll follow-up with any updates on Russell's status.