MINNEAPOLIS — Metta World Peace sustained torn cartilage in his left knee during Monday's game at Golden State, the latest somber injury news for a Lakers team that has had plenty of it this season.
World Peace is to fly back to Los Angeles on Wednesday and consult with team doctor Steve Lombardo. A timetable for his return will then be issued.
In a tweet that was quickly deleted from his account, World Peace apologized for being injured and said he hoped to be back in a week and a half. It was safe to say the Lakers did not share his optimistic outlook.
World Peace was injured in the first half of the Lakers' 109-103 loss to the Warriors. He refused to disclose to reporters how he was injured, but it was believed that he slipped on a wet spot at Oracle Arena.