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Jordan Clarkson could miss Lakers' season opener with shoulder injury

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The Lakers' guard could miss some time, but he sounds optimistic.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

ANAHEIM-- Jordan Clarkson suffered what the team diagnosed as a "sprained right shoulder" in the second quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason loss to the Golden State Warriors. After the game, head coach Byron Scott sounded unsure of the extent of Clarkson's injury, when it was sustained, or how long it would sideline Clarkson for.

"Basically he told me it came out and it went back in, whatever that means. So like I said, he'll get an MRI tomorrow and we'll find out what's going on," said Scott, who also said he was "absolutely" concerned there was a chance that Clarkson could miss the team's regular season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves next Wednesday.

Clarkson described the injury as "just a real sharp pain, my arm just felt numb for a second. I came to the bench coach got me right out,"  but sounded less concerned than Scott about whether or not it would affect his availability for the start of the season. "I think it's minor," said Clarkson. "No doubt I think I'll be able to play on Wednesday, but I guess we'll just see."

"It's very frustrating because that kid has done so well for us in the preseason, he's played so hard," said Scott. "Obviously even with this he still has a very bright future, but obviously it puts a damper on the way we want to start the season. It might be without him."

We will just have to wait and see. Stay tuned to Silver Screen and Roll for the latest updates.