Okay, the season has NOW officially started!

ESPN: Luke Walton and Derek Fisher sustained minor injuries Friday during the Los Angeles Lakers’ training camp.

Walton strained his right hamstring and is listed as day-to-day. Fisher received a deep one-inch gash to the forehead when he took an elbow from center Larry Turner.

Walton sat out the remainder of the workout, while Fisher did not require stitches and returned. Kobe Bryant didn’t participate in the final minutes of practice as he iced his left knee.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson said injuries during camp are inevitable.

“They’re going to happen,” he said. “Guys are getting in shape and in the process they’ve got tight muscles and things get stretched, pulled, etc.

“We think we’ve got this early enough so we have avoided anything that’s a long-term injury, but we’ll wait and see,” he said.

Jackson said he’s aware some players are more susceptible to injuries than others.

“We do know who the toilet tissue paper players are. We make a note of that. Right now we have a few of them,” he said.

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  • fatty

    Say it ain’t so.

    NO INJURIES ALLOWED !!!!!!!!!!!!

    That means you Lakers.

  • Neo-Laker Era

    Haha fatty, take note that it says “minor” injuries. Just get em outa the way now!

  • Tim-4-Show

    Minor injuries or not, it’s not good to get injured in the first few days of preseason.

    Walton with another injury?

    That’s not a good sign.

    Larry Turner clumsily injuring D-Fish? Now THAT’S a complete waste.

  • MacBSlick

    HMMMMMM Toliet Tissue players? I wonder who he could possibly be talking about? Walton, Brown and Odom maybe? I wonder.

  • fatty

    Toilet tissue players. Eat more Bananas.

    Where does PJ come up with this stuff?

  • PHANTOM

    Here we go again. here we go again. i feel the lakers are stuck in a bad 80’s song!!!!

  • SILO

    At least its early in training camp. Better to have the injuries now then later down the road, especially during the season. At least they have time to heal and luckily its nothing major.

    As long everyone is in good health when the season starts, everything SHOULD be fine.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    [quote comment=”14130″]At least its early in training camp. Better to have the injuries now then later down the road, especially during the season. At least they have time to heal and luckily its nothing major.

    As long everyone is in good health when the season starts, everything SHOULD be fine.[/quote]

    I hate it when people say that!

    Because you got an injury in the beggining of the season doesn’t mean you won’t get injured during the middle or the end of the season. If anything they’re more likely to re-injure that part of the body.

  • MacBSlick

    Between Walton, Brown and Odom this Team has right around 28 million dollars wrapped in them for just this season alone. Im sick just thinking about it. “Toliet Tissue Paper Players” From the coach with 10 rings (1 as a player)…Oh Brother What was the F.O. thinking? I think PJs getting a little frustrated.

  • kingkb24

    its just a pulled hammy, nothing really serious. like phil sed everybodys muscles are still tight so its easy for them to pull stuff

  • Neo-Laker Era

    [quote comment=”14131″][quote comment=”14130″]At least its early in training camp. Better to have the injuries now then later down the road, especially during the season. At least they have time to heal and luckily its nothing major.

    As long everyone is in good health when the season starts, everything SHOULD be fine.[/quote]

    I hate it when people say that!

    Because you got an injury in the beggining of the season doesn’t mean you won’t get injured during the middle or the end of the season. If anything they’re more likely to re-injure that part of the body.[/quote]

    Haha, if you look at it from a superstitious/luck point-of-view, then yes, get them out of the way now. Of course, it is certainly just as possible to get injured at ANY time, but let’s have some hope that getting injured now will work in our favor (that’s the luck part). Just being hopeful!! :-D

  • TheLAunit

    Thats a good excuse to cut Turner from the team injuring a star player. Luke you will be alright!!!TheUnit