Los Angeles Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson to miss one week with calf injury

October 10, 2014

LA Lakers Jordan Clarkson / Photo: NBA Media

The Los Angeles Lakers are just a couple of weeks into their first training camp with new head coach Byron Scott, and already the guard corps is starting to get hit by the injury bug.  In a press release issued today, the team announced that rookie guard and second round pick Jordan Clarkson was diagnosed with a moderate strain of his left calf muscle and will be out of action for a minimum of one week.

Clarkson was injured in the second quarter of last night’s home loss to the Golden State Warriors.  He was examined this morning by Dr. Steven Yoon of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.

With Xavier Henry nursing a back issue, and Nick Young out eight weeks due to thumb surgery, Clarkson becomes the third member of the Lakers backcourt to be dealing with an injury.  Not included in that equation are Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, both of whom will be monitored continuously to ensure they start off the season in good health.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com

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