The Los Angeles Lakers are on a roll, winning four straight games and seven of their last eight, thanks to the unstoppable duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. But there’s one player whose health is causing concern – D’Angelo Russell.
Russell left Sunday’s game against the Houston Rockets early due to left foot soreness, and he missed Tuesday’s game against the Utah Jazz for the same reason. While Lakers head coach Darvin Ham assured reporters that Russell’s absence was merely precautionary, it turns out that the guard has been dealing with foot soreness for over a year now.
With the playoffs just around the corner, the Lakers are being cautious with Russell’s injury. They’re not pushing him to play until he’s fully rested and ready to go. The team is set to face off against their in-house rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers, in what’s being called the most important game of the season for both teams. Russell’s availability for this crucial match remains uncertain, but the Lakers will be re-evaluating him alongside James and Davis on Wednesday morning.
Will the Lakers’ playoff hopes be dashed by Russell’s injury? Only time will tell. But one thing’s for sure – the team can’t afford to lose him for an extended period of time. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.
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