The Los Angeles Lakers have lost another player to a season-ending injury. Wayne Ellington will miss the rest of the season after injuring his shoulder on Wednesday night in the loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Lakers sent out the following press release about Ellington’s status:
EL SEGUNDO – Lakers guard Wayne Ellington, who was injured in the fourth quarter of last night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans at STAPLES Center, had an MRI exam today which confirmed a grade 1 shoulder separation. Ellington will miss the remainder of the season.
In 65 games (36 starts) this season, Ellington averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 0.5 steals in 25.8 minutes per game. The six year NBA veteran set single-game career marks in points (28), rebounds (10), assists (six), and field goals made (12) in 2014-15.