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Despite missing tonight's game vs. the Warriors, optimistic injury update for Christian Wood

The Lakers can't catch a break regarding their players getting injured and Wood is the latest victim

By James Brown

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Following the NBA All-Star break, the bad news continues for the LA Lakers regarding their players getting injured, instead of getting back healthy, two more players will miss tonight's game vs. the Warriors, LeBron James and Christian Wood.

ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported that Christian Wood will be out for approximately two weeks with swelling in his left knee, announced by the LA Lakers ahead of tonight's contest at Golden State.

But later, McMenamin gave an optimistic update writing on X: "There is optimism that Wood's knee injury is minor and he will be able to return within the initial projected injury timeline, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN."

Wood played in the Lakers’ final game before the All-Star break against the Utah Jazz on Feb. 14 and finished with two points, four rebounds, and one assist while shooting 1-of-5 from the field and 0-of-4 from 3-point range. But, the Lakers still earned a 16-point road victory over Utah.

Christian Wood has been a key role player for LA

The 28-year-old has logged just one start with Los Angeles so far during the 2023-24 regular season — his first season with the team — and is averaging 6.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game on 46.6 percent shooting from the floor and 30.7 percent from deep.

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