Nick Young (Right Thumb) Out 6-8 Weeks

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Nick Young

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.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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