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Lakers expect Larry Nance, Jr. to be ‘fully recovered’ in two weeks

Good news on the young power forward’s health.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After a promising first three games of Las Vegas Summer League, the Los Angeles Lakers’ fourth contest ended on an unfortunate note. The team was dealt a surprising loss by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and adding injury to insult, second-year power forward Larry Nance, Jr. was forced to leave the game early after collapsing with a wrist injury.

Nance, Jr.’s wrist was fortunately found to be what the power forward himself called a “gnarly” sprain on the Basketball Insiders podcast, rather than the break that was initially reported, and on Thursday the Lakers revealed more good news on the promising player’s health.

Mike Trudell of reported on Twitter that “the Lakers say Larry Nance, Jr. is doing well after completing two weeks of therapy, and is expected to be fully recovered in about two weeks.” That is a similar timeline to what Nance, Jr. himself projected in his podcast appearance, saying he was hoping to be back on the court in about a week or so.

This is good news for the Lakers, as it means Nance, Jr. will be back on the court with more than enough time to put in some work before the team returns for training camp at some point in September.

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