The minor dings continue to pile up during training camp for the Los Angeles Lakers. Jabari Brown and Anthony Brown both suffered injuries during practice on Monday, potentially depleting some of their wing depth during preseason. They are both expected to undergo testing to determine the severity of their injuries.
Anthony will undergo an MRI on his shoulder after running into a screen set by either Robert Sacre or Roy Hibbert, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times. Jabari, meanwhile, suffered an injury to his right hand and will need an x-ray. Both players are among the many Lakers jostling for their roster slot during training camp, and this news is a blow for their camps. The Lakers also announced Marcelo Huertas will miss their rematch against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday and is likely out Thursday against the Toronto Raptors as he travels to Vancouver for his immigration documents.
Without either of the Browns, and uncertainty on when Metta World Peace will be able to play while he recovers from a calf strain, this potentially leaves the Lakers with few options behind Kobe Bryant and Nick Young at small forward. Hopefully these are all minor setbacks that don't trickle through all of preseason and into the regular season.
Get the injury bug out of your system early, please.
Update 8:24 pm PST:
Good news, both Browns' tests were negative:
1/2 - Good injury news: the X-ray on Jabari Brown was negative, as was the MRI on Anthony Brown's shoulder.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 6, 2015
2/2 - Jabari Brown has a contusion of his right hand, listed as questionable. Anthony Brown has a shoulder strain and is also questionable.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 6, 2015