As if the Lakers’ injury news could not get any worse, guard Xavier Henry is expected to miss another four more weeks with his knee injury.
Henry had his right knee drained and received a cortisone shot on Wednesday. Henry, who has not played since December 30th against Philadelphia, will be reevaluated in four weeks.
According to the LA Times’ Eric Pincus, Henry’s absence is dearly missed by his fellow teammates.
“It’s tough because we could use the way he plays,” guard Steve Blake said. “He’s a tough, strong kid. He works hard and doesn’t really take plays off, attacks the basket, gets to the free-throw line. Those are all things we could use right now.”
Henry had been having a breakout year with the Lakers this season, averaging 10.1 pts, 2.8 reb, 1.2 ast, and 1.1 stl in 21.8 minutes per game.