Lakers Injury : Hachimura Doubtful, Reddish Questionable, and LeBron James Under Evaluation for Phoenix Suns Clash

The Los Angeles Lakers have unveiled their injury report ahead of their upcoming game against the Phoenix Suns, with forward Rui Hachimura facing doubts due to a left calf strain, while Cam Reddish, dealing with a facial laceration, remains questionable. The Lakers’ star players, Anthony Davis and LeBron James, also feature in the report, with Davis listed as probable and James questionable, despite not having missed any recent games.

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Reddish’s injury occurred during the Lakers’ recent victory over the Toronto Raptors when he suffered a facial laceration following an elbow to the face by Immanuel Quickley. Although Reddish managed to make the flagrant free throws, he subsequently headed to the locker room and did not rejoin the game.

In the current season, Reddish has participated in 31 games, starting 24, and has posted averages of 6.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.3 steals. His three-point shooting accuracy stands at 34.5%.

Due to the Calf Injury Sustained in The December 31 Contest Against The New Orleans Pelicans

Hachimura is likely to sit out his fifth consecutive game due to the calf injury sustained in the December 31 contest against the New Orleans Pelicans. Diagnosed with a Grade 1 calf strain, Hachimura has faced a day-to-day evaluation. Darvin Ham, providing an update on Hachimura, expressed optimism on his return but indicated that Thursday’s game might be too soon.

Lakers Injury
Lakers Injury

“We’ll take it day by day and see how he feels tonight and when he wakes up in the morning, go through the process and see where it lands,” Ham mentioned.

Hachimura has encountered several minor injuries throughout the season, including a broken nose and a concussion. Despite these setbacks, he has played in 25 out of the Lakers’ 38 games, averaging 11.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.1 assists. His shooting percentages are impressive, with 48.5% from the field and 36.8% from beyond the arc.

LeBron James lauded Reddish for his performance against the Raptors before the injury

LeBron James lauded Reddish for his performance against the Raptors before the injury, praising his offensive contributions. Reddish had an impressive outing with 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc.

Lakers Injury
Lakers Injury

“I think he was always ready offensively,” James said. “I think he had one miscue where he kind of bubbled a ball, whatever the case may be, but he was very shot-aggressive. I feel like teams kind of try to force him to make shots or want to force him to shoot, and there’s times where he’s in between, and I thought tonight when the ball found his hands, pretty much he was ready to let it go. Obviously, defensively he’s always great.”

As the Lakers prepare to face the Phoenix Suns, the status of key players like Hachimura, Reddish, Davis, and James will be closely monitored. The team aims to navigate the challenges posed by injuries and maintain their competitive edge in the ongoing season.

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