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The Los Angeles Lakers have suffered a big blow with just under a month until the 2014-15 NBA season, as Nick Young will be sidelined for around 2 months with a thumb injury.
Here's Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times with the bad news:
Nick Young has a torn ligament in his right thumb and will miss about eight weeks, The Times has learned. Bad start for the Lakers.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) October 4, 2014
Per Mike Trudell of Lakers.com, Young will go in for surgery on Monday after what was initially termed as a sprain of his shooting thumb after a Thursday practice:
The MRI on Nick Young revealed a complete tear of the radial collateral ligament of his right (shooting) thumb. Surgery is set for Monday.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 4, 2014
After the Lakers lost 319 man games due to injury last season, losing Young right off the bat is not a good omen for a team that finally seemed to be healthy.
Chat Sports will have more on Young's injury as additional information is made available.
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