BREAKING: Nick Young Tears Thumb Ligament, Out For Extended Period Of Time

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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:

Per Mike Trudell of, Young will go in for surgery on Monday after what was initially termed as a sprain of his shooting thumb after a Thursday practice:

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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