Nick Young (Right Thumb) Out 6-8 Weeks
Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young suffered a complete tear of the radial collateral ligament in his right thumb during practice on Thursday. Young underwent the MRI exam on Friday that revealed the tear, which occurred while he was guarding Kobe Bryant in practice.
Mark Bartelstein, Young’s agent, says he is expected to be out six to eight weeks, which will leave him out of action for the first part of the regular season. He is set for surgery on Monday.
Young averaged a team-best and career-high 17.9 points per game for the Lakers last season. He re-signed to a four-year deal this summer.