High-flying Los Angeles Lakers ahead Larry Nance Jr. suffered a damaged left hand throughout Thursday evening’s sport at Portland. Per the Lakers, the harm is a fracture of the second metacarpal on his left hand.
Correction from the Lakers re: Larry Nance, Jr.: “X-rays were positive for fracture of the 2nd metacarpal – left hand.”
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November three, 2017
The 24-year-old appeared to harm himself whereas contesting Caleb Swanigan on the rim. After committing a foul, Nance Jr. instantly grabbed his left hand and was promptly subbed out of the sport.
Nance Jr. exited the sport with seven factors, 5 rebounds and one block in 19 minutes of play.
Lakers coach Luke Walton didn’t say who will begin in Nance’s place, although Julius Randle and Kyle Kuzma are the possible candidates.
Walton did preserve that he expects a bunch effort will likely be wanted to substitute Nance’s manufacturing.
“I obviously feel so terrible for him,” Walton mentioned. “He’s been playing so solid for us. It’s unfortunate it’s going to hurt the team. He’s been working so hard.”
Entering final evening, the third-year ahead was averaging profession highs in factors (11.1), rebounds (7.9) and steals (1.6) whereas rating seventh within the league in discipline purpose share (60.four).