Luke Walton out at least two weeks with foot injury

    Lakers Examiner: Los Angeles Lakers forward Luke Walton is expected to miss a minimum of two weeks due to a right foot injury.

    Walton sat out Sunday night’s win against the Portland Trail Blazers, and was examined today by foot specialist Dr. Ken Jung who confirmed that Walton is suffering from sesamoiditis.

    After riding the pine for most of the season, Luke was re-inserted into the starting lineup about a month ago and was giving the Lakers valuable minutes.

    Trevor Ariza started in Walton’s place Sunday, but Phil Jackson is on record as saying that he prefers Ariza off the bench. Maybe look for Lamar Odom to slide to the three in the starting lineup or for Vladimir Radmanovic to reclaim his role as the starting small forward.

    Either way, the Lakers will sorely miss Luke Walton.

    Jaime is the co-owner and Operating Director for LakerNation.com from Alhambra, CA. He's help create the official websites for Kevin Durant and Goodwin Sports. Currently, he's the Online Producer for FOX Sports Radio and AM570 KLAC.
    • Lukes_girlfriend

      that means mo lovin for me!!!

    • joe grande

      trade luke once he recovers

    • ojt

      Luke Walton,valuable?you got to be kidding…He can not play ball to save his life trade his sorry ass or buy him out.

    • kwame4mvp

      hallelujah!!!!

    • Michael_23

      It’s all right, we have a lot of small forwards in this team that are capable of being starters. No need to worry.

    • ojt

      luke might be able to wipe the court when it gets wet,he probably f**k thatup too

    • KONG!

      finally, Ariza can start