Lakers Injury Update: Xavier Henry out a further 10-14 days, will have MRI on Monday

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There’s still no light at the end of the tunnel on the Xaiver Henry injury front. Not just yet, anyway.

Henry, who last played on December 29 against the Philadelphia 76ers before leaving the game due to a bone bruise, was hoping to return to the lineup this weekend, though the 22-year-old was faced with yet another setback after going through non-contact drills during Wednesday’s practice.

Henry didn’t react as expected to the workout and will now be out for a further 10-14 days, according to the O.C. Register’s Bill Oram.

Also, according to ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin, Henry will undergo an MRI exam when the team returns home on Monday after the seven-game Grammys road trip is concluded on Sunday afternoon.


Hopefully, Henry will be able to get back on the court soon and continue his breakout season.

After being labeled a “bust” by many after underachieving during his first two years in the league, the former lottery pick  was putting up career-highs in almost every category before getting injured, with averages of 10.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game while shooting just under 34 percent from three-point range.

Written by Ross Pickering

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