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Lakers Injury Update: D'Angelo Russell to miss at least two weeks after undergoing knee procedure

Los Angeles is being cautious with their young superstar.

NBA: Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell will miss the next two to three weeks after receiving platelet rich plasma therapy for his ailing knee, according to the team.

Russell has missed two of the Lakers' last three games, and had already been declared out for the team's game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night and did not travel with the team to Oakland. Jose Calderon has started in Russell's place when he has been unable to play in previous games.

PRP injections may sound familiar to Lakers fans, as Kobe Bryant used the same procedure on his knees later in his career.

Losing their starting point guard is a blow for the Lakers, but the team being cautious with their young cornerstone is probably the right decision.

Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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