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Not ideal, the Lakers latest injury update on Gabe Vincent and Jarred Vanderbilt

By James Brown

Jarred Vanderbilt and Gabe Vincent

Things are still concerning for the Lakers players who are out due to injuries with 23 games left in the season

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We are only 23 games away from the end of another NBA regular season for the LA Lakers, tonight they will be playing against the LA Clippers, and Gabe Vincent with Jarred Vanderbilt continues to be out and not available.

The Los Angeles Lakers have gone through much of the 2023-24 season shorthanded. And a massive chunk of their missed games have been due to injuries to Vincent and Vando. Vincent has only played in five games this season while Vanderbilt has appeared in 29 with knee and foot injuries, respectively. It has been a huge hit to the Lakers rotation, who expected major contributions from both players.

Things aren't as optimistic for both players' return as the true reason for uncertainty about both players’ return dates is that neither has seen any court time yet.

“No. When I say ramp up, I don’t mean on the hardwood. Just doing stuff in the weight room, doing stuff in the pool, stretching all the muscles around the injured area,” Darvin Ham said about his player's progression.

Darvin Ham is still optimistic about the two players' potential return

But Ham is not concerned about reintegrating Vincent and Vanderbilt into the mix when they are healthy enough to play given how the team has been preparing all season. "It’s very realistic,” Ham said. “I just think if you get a healthy body back, other guys have had a lot of miles put on themselves this season due to our injury circumstances. So you work them back in slowly, you do different things, and you have stay-ready groups to try to get them up to speed on where you are currently. And just let the chips fall where they may."

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