December 12, 2013 |
If the Lakers continue to founder this season, many will ask, "What's the point?" Lose enough games, fail to make the playoffs and drop into one of the richest draft lotteries talent-wise in years. For now, though, the question is: Who's the point? The Lakers, struggling with a 10-11 record and still trying to figure out what Kobe Bryant can give them, on Thursday also lost point guard Steve Blake for at least six weeks because of a torn ligament in his right elbow. All three Lakers point guards are now injured.
December 5, 2013 |
Lakers tonight AT SACRAMENTO When: 7 PST. Where: Sleep Train Arena. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 9-9, Kings 4-12. Record vs. Kings: 1-0. Update: The Lakers will use a point-guard-by-committee approach with Jordan Farmar and Steve Nash sidelined by injuries. Starter Steve Blake resumed shooting with his right hand in practice after suffering a hyperextended right elbow and will be backed up by Xavier Henry.
November 27, 2013 |
Blake Griffin said the bursa sac in his swollen right elbow was drained after Sunday's game against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center. Griffin had the same elbow drained last season. "It's still a little big," Griffin said Tuesday. "But they put some anti-inflammatory fluid in there. It should go down in the next couple of days. " Griffin said he was told that it wouldn't be a good idea to have surgery on the bursa sac right now. "If you do, there's an increased chance of arthritis," Griffin said.
October 27, 2013 |
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg underwent arthroscopic surgery in Los Angeles to remove bone chips from his right elbow. The team said outfielder Bryce Harper and first baseman Adam LaRoche also had operations last week. Harper had the bursa in his left knee repaired after it had hampered him last season. LaRoche had his left, throwing elbow cleaned up. All three are expected to be ready by spring training. Strasburg, whose procedure was performed by Dodgers team physician Neal ElAttrache, is scheduled to resume his off-season throwing program in four to six weeks, the Washington Post reported.
September 23, 2013 |
That C.J. Wilson surpassed the 200-inning mark for the fourth consecutive season on Sunday is as much a testament to Dr. Lewis Yocum, the longtime Angels physician who died of liver cancer at age 65 in May, as it is to the left-handed pitcher's durability. Yocum, who saved the careers of hundreds of professional baseball players, performed Tommy John surgery on Wilson's elbow in 2003, after Wilson had completed his third season in the Texas Rangers organization. Yocum also performed two cleanup procedures on Wilson's elbow, one in 2008, after Wilson's second year as a Rangers reliever, and another last October, following Wilson's first season with the Angels after signing a five-year, $77.5-million deal with the team.
September 12, 2013 |
The regular season is almost over and Carl Crawford is still healthy. "I'm just grateful," Crawford said. This time last year, Crawford was recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. "Just to be able play baseball again, to be able to do what I've done all my life, not having to worry about getting hurt," Crawford said. Crawford played in his 106th game Thursday. He played in only 31 last season for the Boston Red Sox, who traded him to the Dodgers days after his operation.