More hand injuries? Great!
ESPN: It’s been a story of all hands on wreck for the Lakers this year and Ron Artest is the latest player for Los Angeles to come down with a finger injury.
Artest sprained the thumb on his left hand in the third quarter of the Lakers’ game in Miami on Thursday. He played on Friday against the Bobcats with the thumb wrapped heavily in the same fashion that reserve guard Shannon Brown has on his right thumb after spraining it while blocking a shot in the second half against Indiana on Tuesday.
Artest also sprained the index finger on his right hand on Jan. 12 in a game in San Antonio.
“We’ve had a series of hand injuries,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said before Friday’s game. “It seems to be a hand-injury year. It started off with Kobe [Bryant’s], then Pau [Gasol’s], and ultimately we’ve had a rash of them with Jordan [Farmar], Shannon and then Ron last night.