Late in the third quarter of the Lakers' loss to the Washington Wizards (103-100) on Friday, Antawn Jamison was injured when his shot was blocked by Kevin Seraphin. The Lakers forward left the game with his team up by seven but would not return.
X-rays were negative. Jamison left Staples Center with his right wrist in a brace. An MRI confirmed a sprained wrist but Jamison has ligament damage which could lead to off-season surgery.
While he's listed as day-to-day, Jamison will try to play through the pain. That may be noble, but how significantly will the wrist alter his shooting mechanics?
After a slow start to the season, Jamison has become an integral part of the Lakers' rotation. In his 64 appearances, the Lakers have won exactly half.