Julius Randle Injury: Updates on Lakers Forward’s Ankle and Return

December 23rd, 2015 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle is dealing with an ankle injury that forced him to miss Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return.

Continue for updates.

Latest on Randle's Playing Status Thursday, Dec. 24 Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reported Randle is probable for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers after being diagnosed with a sore ankle.

Injury Another Hurdle in Randle's Development In another down Lakers season that has become the Kobe Bryant farewell tour, Randle has been one of the few bright spots, averaging 11.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

Yet, Randle was benched in December despite his solid performance. It was tough for him to take, per ESPN.com's Baxter Holmes:

The Lakers selected Randle seventh overall in the 2014 NBA draft after he led the University of Kentucky to the national championship game in his freshman season. He averaged 15.0 points per game and 10.4 rebounds in his lone season with the Wildcats. 

His capabilities under the basket are something the Lak ...

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