Lakers News: Xavier Henry Will Require Postseason Surgery On Wrist Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="132"] In the 117-107 loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night, guard Xavier Henry tore a ligament in his left wrist after falling on [new_royalslider id="132"] In the 117-107 loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night, guard Xavier Henry tore a ligament in his left wrist after falling on Rating: 0
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Lakers News: Xavier Henry Will Require Postseason Surgery On Wrist

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In the 117-107 loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night, guard Xavier Henry tore a ligament in his left wrist after falling on it in the third quarter.

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On Monday, Henry was examined by a hand specialist, Dr. Shin, who confirmed the torn ligament which will need postseason surgery according to Lakers.com reporter Mike Trudell:

While Henry will need surgery this off-season, he will be able to play through the injury depending on the level of pain and discomfort:

After being sidelined for nearly two months with a bruised knee, Henry has played well in his return which was highlighted by a 24-point performance against the Spurs. While he has returned, head coach Mike D’Antoni suggested that Henry was still dealing with pain from the injury.

With 13 games left in the season and the Lakers already eliminated from the playoffs, it will be interesting to see if Henry will be able to play with this injury. In his fourth year in the league, Henry is having the best season of his career by averaging 10.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game.

Like many of the Lakers on the current roster, Henry will become a free agent this summer.
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  • Zimmeredge

    This team is done i mean physically, mentally they’re all done. Do not trade our futur for Quick retool/reload. Take your Time.

  • michael

    He’s done. Save $ and make a proper team and get a new coach.

  • Daryl Peek

    X should get the surgery done now and not delay his recovery. He needs to get ready for next season sooner rather than later. Makes no sense to play on his injury when he knows it needs surgery.

    • truth24

      No do not resign him we don’t need to start next season with questionable injuries. Lakers need players that can play through a whole season without getting hurt. We never had these problems during Phil era

      • Daryl Peek

        I didn’t say he’d be resigned by us. He may though. There were way more injuries under Phil than there were for D’antoni in Phoenix and NY. Kobe missed way more time due to injury than a 5 year older Nash from 2000-2012. Kobe called Shaq out after choosing to wait, to have surgery in 2002 VS. do it right after the season ended. Shaq was often injured. Remember Bynum? Remember Ariza in 08? Sasha was traded for Joe Smith because Theo Ratliff was injured. I can go on and on…

        • truth24

          Who cares about D’antoni, Kobe does not want him back . Injuries never stopped Phil from winning rings. Your pointing out injuries to Shaq but he wasn’t as injury prone as gasol has been this past two seasons. Kobe played through most his injuries. Joe Smith and theo where veterans, they’re injuries made no difference. Bynum hurt his knee playing the celtics during a home game. Ariza was not injury prone never played with Shaq has nothing to do with him. Seriously your gonna mention 40 yr old nash? Phil never went through one season during his 11 championships in which 7-8 players missed consecutive games due to being injured.

          • Daryl Peek

            “We never had these problems during Phil era”

            But now you’re making a bunch of excuses? Bottom line, the Lakers were way more injured during said time span. I just show you this. Kobe actually missed more games due to injury than the much older Nash who played for MDA in his injury causing system. That’s the point. You made it one by saying the above.

    • Josh

      If X had a contract for next year, or any assurance he would be in the league next year, he might get the surgery done now. Unfortunately for him, he does not have that luxury. If I were in his shoes, I would try to play, too.

      • Daryl Peek

        X showed flashes before his injury. That in itself will trigger interest of other teams if and when he hits the market. Delaying his surgery and risking further damage would be cause for pause if I’m a GM looking at adding him to help my team.

        • Josh

          I understand that. He is guaranteed a camp invite by a few teams this summer, but I personally don’t think he’s good enough to make a team unless they are as desperate as the Lakers were this year. The ligament shouldn’t take long to heal once he has it done. Which wrist is it? If it’s the right (non-shooting), he should be able to play and be okay. If it is the shooting wrist, maybe he will shoot less and improve his odds for next season.

  • Jim213

    Given his injuries it’s unlikely he’d be resigned tho a cheap contract is still possible. Have to avoid signing too players prone to injuries given this year’s results.

    • Josh

      Yes, I 100% agree with you. I hate when trainers are so incompetent that they allow ligament tears to result from players falling down. This after they already Kobe and Nash to each face major knee injuries after clashing with other players’ knees. Vitti must go! Heck, he even allowed Gasol to have a concussion and now vertigo. What is Jim Buss thinking keeping this moron around?!?!

      • Jim213

        Smh, senile there?… Staff which goes for Vitti too need to be stricter as opposed to letting others (coach) assume that players are 100% ready (NBA level ready) to resume full activities as if an injury never took place. Rather than expecting them to contribute as if injuries never took place.

        In simpler terms for you it seems like what worked in the past isn’t panning out anymore. New coach different system and rather than adjust the’re going with the old modo ‘if it ain’t broke why fix it’ when results say otherwise.

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