Bad news for Sasha (and Laker fans)

    O.C. Register: Lakers spokesman John Black announced Tuesday afternoon that guard Sasha Vujacic has an vulsion fracture of the left ankle and will cease most basketball-related activities for the next 10-14 days.

    Vujacic saw a foot specialist Monday afternoon, who confirmed the findings of a specialist that Vujacic was examined by last week.

    “No words can explain this,” Vujacic said, when asked his reaction.

    The injury is said to be a pre-existing problem and not related to the sprained left ankle that has sidelined Vujacic for the majority of training camp. However, the sprain that Vujacic suffered exacerbated the avulsion fracture.

    “I just have to rest but I don’t have time to rest,” said Vujacic, who vowed to return within a week. “I want to do everything possible to get back. I want to (play) one or two pre-season games.”

    Vujacic said he hopes to keep up with his conditioning. He will limit his court activity to stationary shooting.

    “I heal fast,” he said.

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    • Lakers 24 7

      So it’s not such a serious injury is it? I mean a fracture sounds serious, but 14 days?

    • http://TheVerveNerve.com Billy Kupchak

      The Machine is OUT OF ORDER! :(

    • Geloman

      Wow, the injury bug is going after us earlier then usual this year. Sucks.

    • http://lakers.com kobe4president

      LAST YeAR IS wAS BYNUM..THIS Year it it VUJaCIC

    • JC

      Get Well Soon Sasha!!

    • jplakers120

      how long does it take to
      heal?

    • jason

      Doesn’t Kobe have an avulsion fracture on his pinky? The machine needs to fix himself up before he runs the risk of injuring himself later in the season.

    • Michael_23

      Oh man, so more Kobe Carl this preseason? Man …

      I guess Phil is going to keep Crawford and Heath a bit longer…

      Sun Yue get better!

    • mr.laker19

      Can we have our whole roster healthy for ounce, please. Get better Sasha and Sun.

    • Lakers 24 7

      Peep this from Wikipedia about this type of injury

      “If the fracture is small, it is usually sufficient to treat with rest and support bandage, but in more severe cases surgery may be required. Ice may be used to relieve swelling.”

    • mo

      the machine has malfunctioned!

      Seriously, i love this dude’s attitude. He is so devastated you would think he is missing the finals. Get better MACHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE

    • http://jamieinsider.celebuzz.com Jamie Spears Insider

      He’ll be fine. Take your time Sasha. It’s still pre-season.

    • http://myspace.com/sonicussj Whatsa

      Yeah Sasha’ll be fine if he’s 100% after those 2 weeks.

      This is perfect since he just got his contract extension.

      Wait what..

    • BALLIN’08

      Let’s file this under “Who cares…”

    • vida8

      the curse continues :( .

    • yellowpurplefever

      From what I saw of the pre-season, we do miss the Machine’s shooting. Get well soon

    • lakers2000

      Come on Bus. Order his new part already. Oh, I forgot that he is an import. Sasha, go to auto pilot!! Go Lakers!!!!

    • Jack Nicholson

      oh it’s bad news for me alright.

      in 20 years, this guy can look like me.