Ronnie Price Injury: Updates on Lakers Guard’s Elbow Surgery and Recovery

February 24th, 2015 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »

The Los Angeles Lakers cannot catch a break this season.   

In a year full of injuries and disappointment, the team has again been hit with bad news, as guard Ronnie Price will undergo surgery. The team's official Twitter account has the report:

Serena Winters of Lakers Nation passed along the timetable for Price's recovery:

Price, who has appeared in 43 games for the Lakers, is averaging 5.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 steals in 22.8 minutes per game. While he hasn't been the team's most productive player, he's been deemed valuable enough to be given 20 starts on the season. 

For the Lakers, another player lost to injury is nothing new, as star Kobe Bryant, rookie Julius Randle and veteran Steve Nash are all out injured. Of course, the team's injury woes may be a blessing in disguise: The team's first-round pick this year is top-five protected, but if the Lakers don't end up with a top-five pick, it will transfer to the Philadelphia 76ers. 

So perhaps a young prospect will be the light at the end of a very rough season for the team.
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