EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Luke Walton will be sidelined for at least two weeks by a foot injury.
Walton, who started 11 consecutive games before missing Sunday's 100-86 win over Portland, has sesamoiditis in his right foot and will wear a protective boot for a week, the team said Monday.
The condition is an irritation of the sesamoid bones that extend to the big toe and generally heals without surgery.
Walton had averaged 5.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists since moving into the starting lineup. Trevor Ariza started in his place against the Trail Blazers and had four points, five rebounds and two assists while playing 33 minutes.
Edited by Showtime, January 05, 2009 - 01:56 PM.