Matt Barnes MRI Shows No New Damage

Photo by Ian Kington - Getty Images

Matt Barnes, will be OK according to Lakers.com:

Lakers forward Matt Barnes also had an MRI exam on his sore right knee, which was surgically repaired on January 11, 2011. Results of Barnes’ MRI showed no new damage.

[Barnes is] expected to be ready to play when the Lakers open the playoffs this weekend.

Barnes missed 26 games this season, following his knee surgery in January.

He missed the Lakers game against the Spurs on Tuesday, and did not travel with the team to Sacramento.

David Brickley is a columnist for LakerNation.com and the host of Voice of the Nation, the most listened to Lakers podcast on the web. Find him on Twitter.