Here is an update from the Lakers…

LakersBasketBlog: Lakers forward Luke Walton, who did not play in last night’s game against the Rockets, was today was diagnosed with a pinched nerve and is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks. Here’s the release from the Lakers PR staff: Lakers forward Luke Walton was examined today by back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins and has been diagnosed with a pinched nerve. Walton is expected to be out a minimum of six weeks.

This is not good news; especially for our bench mob.

Twitter: Luke Walton out 6 weeks – pinched nerve – back

Twitter: More bad injury news for Lakers: Luke Walton out minimum of six weeks with pinched nerve in his back

  • tradekwame11

    oh well, he wasn’t racking up big minutes, but he is nice to have

  • bynumsrevenge

    who cares he sucks

  • http://www.ld2k.com Chris Manning

    It’s ignorant to write this off as “who cares,” Luke is a detrimental part to our 2nd unit because he can move the ball. Unless you prefer the outside-in game that allows us to lose to other teams.

    • bynumsrevenge

      this just means theres more playing time for shannon brown and sasha and farmar to prove themselves so ya i am not worried that hes out

      • desecrator93

        they dont play the backup SF position. Your really gonna trust ADAM MORRISON to play better than Luke does in that role?

    • baltimoresbest01

      I don’t think Chris meant to say “detrimental” but I still agree with his point. Luke is a unique fit for our team, despite not really racking up the stats. I know he can be frustrating but you can’t deny his role.

      • daboss1848

        lol – he meant instrumental . . . but perhaps Chris subconsciously agrees with the other Kobe fans and that was a freudian slip . . .

    • GETOFFLUKESNUTS

      DUDE ARE U FUKIN KIDDING ME THIS IS THE BEST NEWS IVE HERD ALL SEASON . HES A PEICE IF SHYT. LIVING HIZ BALLING CAREER OFF HIZ DADDYZ NAME AND GETTING WAY TO MUCH LOOT FOR DOING NOTHING . I DONT KNOW WHAT LAKERS U BEEN WATCHING BUT THIS CAT SUCKS HE AINT EVEN BEEN A LITTLE BIT GOOD FOR LIKE 4 YEARS

  • drive-for-16th

    HES GOT HIS FATHERS GENES

  • http://www.vidaguerrasbutt.com/vida-guerra-playboy-picture-a_17.html#pic daboss1849

    yes… if only sasha and farmar would get hurt too we’ll be all good.

    • bostonSUCKS88

      what kind of fan wants players on his team to get hurt?

      • lakerbunny

        YEAH REALLY! THATS DABITCH MOVE!

      • mr.laker19

        Agree

    • http://www.vidaguerrasbutt.com/vida-guerra-playboy-picture-a_17.html#pic daboss1849

      Just jokin you biatches… well sorta…

  • lakerbunny

    HE’S A GOOD PASSER BUT HE PLAYS SCARED AND IS TOO BEHOLDEN TO KOBE!

  • 007

    Daym, i’m really worried about all of these injuries the lakers are racking up. seriously. i guess the only thing we can take away really is that it’s happening in the beginning of the season. as long as we’re all healthy by the end of the season, that’s all i care about. the record doesn’t mean much except HCA, which is more like a secondary goal

    • 007

      kobe, pau, luke, drew all within the first month of the season. did the championship injury bug bite us like the celtics last year?

      • desecrator93

        thats what i’m afraid will happent to us this year. Thats why you hardly ever see teams repeat, cuz the grind of the previous season takes its toll unless that team was very young. We aint that much younger than the Cs. We gonna have to make a trade to shore up our bench cuz we have NO F*CING DEPTH.

  • Laker 2009 Champ

    pussy… i get pinch nerves all the time.. it lasts 2 weeks at most… dam waste of money.

  • gugy

    Luke, Sasha Morrison and Farmar are the weak link on our team.
    I do hope either they will get better by playoff time or Mitch will get rid of them for good soon.

  • mr.laker19

    Our bench needs help seriously, Luke did some nice stuff out there. He never needs to play big minutes but when he plays 15 min, he gives good production. WE NEED PAU!!!!!!! NOW

  • http://57.amklac kobe,bi-curious?

    ITS BECAUSE LUKE IS IN CHARGE OF TRANSPORTTING KOBE`S EGO……IT WOULD KILL YOUR BACK TOO…….

    • http://LakersNation Marwan

      And you are a comedian since when?

  • Karl

    Iverson baby!!! Trade off the losers like luke, farmar, sasha, morrison – time for Mitch to clean house of players that have already proven they aren’t going to do the job.

    Yes, Iverson could potentially be a bad trade – but at least the sucker can score and create some offense. I’d take my chances with new blood than having guys that have had the chance to perform and have not stepped up to plate.

    Iverson will keep his bad attitude in check as long as he’s on a winning team and has a chance at a ring.

    • http://LakersNation Marwan

      Id rather keep these losers than go after one that has had issues ever since he left Philly.

      • http://purplegoldblog.blogspot.com/ The Purple and Gold Blog

        agree

  • http://lakersground.net lakers4life2417

    get well soon!

  • Robert

    Not good. We already have a small roster, and there was hope that Kobe would take some time off to heal. There is a chance we might get another player mid-December.

  • ShannonSparta

    People seem to forget the 10-15 minutes of solid passing and basketball IQ Luke can bring to the floor. Then again, thinking about it more, he’s pretty much useless… BRING BACK GAFFNEY!

  • gugy

    I was thinking another day, Sasha is going through the same issues Rad las 2t seasons. His lack of focus and performance is what made Mitch kick his @ss out our team. I see the same thing happening to Sasha. He better focus more on his play and less on Sharapova. I know it’s hard, she’s damn hot.

  • LakerFanThinkinReal

    Luke is a waste! they should package him in a deal that includes Sasha and Jordon as well. Vladrad was a waste! so glad he is gone; along with Smush and Kwame. Those three should be next. Pau come back soon. YES, you can still be a real laker fan even if you don’t care for some of the players on the team. Go Lakers!!!!!!!!!