The Los Angeles Lakers just can’t shake off the injury bug. Their forward Cam Reddish is dealing with an ankle sprain and is set to miss at least two weeks.
Reddish got hurt in a 127-116 loss to the LA Clippers on Tuesday. He attempted to contest a three-point attempt by James Harden and landed on the Clippers guard’s foot, rolling his ankle in the process. Reddish ended up returning to the game, but obviously, the injury was more severe than originally thought.
According to Lakers’ beat reporter Mike Trudell, Reddish will be reevaluated in two weeks and will miss the Lakers’ upcoming six-game road trip.
Reddish signed with the Lakers to a veteran minimum contract in the offseason and emerged as a valuable role player. He is averaging 6.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.2 steals while also providing stout defense. The LA team is already short on impactful defenders, so Reddish’s absence will likely be notable.
The Lakers have just recently become healthy after dealing with a number of injuries to start the season. They still miss point guard Gabe Vincent, who hasn’t played since December, while forward Maxwell Lewis is day-to-day due to illness.
The Lakers, who went 6-4 in their last 10 games, currently sit at No. 9 in the Western Conference with a 23-23 record.