– Rui Hachimura underwent a procedure to repair a nasal fracture and will be re-evaluated in about a week
– The Los Angeles Lakers have faced numerous injuries, including those to Cam Reddish, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Gabe Vincent
– The Lakers have shown their resilience and selflessness despite the challenges posed by injuries
Another setback for the Lakers: Rui Hachimura underwent a procedure to repair a nasal fracture today, the team announced. The injury occurred in the Mavericks game on Wednesday. He will be reevaluated by team doctors in approximately one week.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Rui Hachimura recently underwent a procedure to repair a nasal fracture, causing him to miss the Lakers’ upcoming four-game trip. He will be re-evaluated by team doctors in about a week to determine his return to the court. This setback comes after a concussion earlier in the season that caused him to miss four games, but since then, he has been averaging 13.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.3 steals.
Through 12 appearances this season, Hachimura is averaging 11.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 23.3 minutes per game. He’s shooting a career-best 50.5% from the floor, 42.9% from 3-point range, and 78.6% at the foul line. Hachimura has been a valuable asset to the Lakers, especially in their win over the Houston Rockets where he scored 24 points and eight rebounds.
In addition to Hachimura’s injury, the Lakers have faced multiple setbacks this season, with players like Cam Reddish, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Gabe Vincent all dealing with injuries. Despite these challenges, Lakers coach Darvin Ham remains optimistic, stating “We just have to weather the storm.” The Lakers are hopeful that the general ingredients needed for success will continue to be present within the team as they work through the obstacles and injuries they’ve faced this season.