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January 14, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers guard Xavier Henry will miss at least another week because of a sprained knee, according to a team spokesman. Henry, who sprained his knee on Dec. 30, was also originally diagnosed with an abnormality of the lateral meniscus. Dr. Steve Lombardo of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic was scheduled to examine Henry on Tuesday before the Lakers hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers. After ramping up his workouts, Henry felt soreness Monday -- delaying his return. The Lakers start a seven-game road trip on Wednesday night in Phoenix.
January 14, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Wanaah Bail recalls the first time he picked up a basketball. He was in eighth grade and, he said, "I felt at home. " Now a redshirt freshman at UCLA, he looks very much as though he belongs on the court: 6 feet 9 with a massive wingspan and huge hands. It's where he'd like to be too, but he has been forced to be patient. Bail was a dominant power forward at Rosenberg (Texas) Lamar Consolidated High two years ago. His original college choice was Texas Tech, but he left the Red Raiders' basketball program after three weeks, a casualty of Coach Billy Gillispie's implosion.
January 13, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Woodland Hills Taft guard Spencer Dinwiddie of Colorado, one of the top players in the Pac-12, will be lost for the rest of the season after being diagnosed with an ACL knee injury that will require surgery, the school announced on Monday. Dinwiddie injured his knee on Sunday in a game against Washington. He's a 6-foot-6 junior. "It's a big blow for him. . . he's worked so hard to put himself in the position he has and help lead this team to where we are today," Coach Tad Boyle said.
January 13, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers will have to wait a while longer for guard Xavier Henry to return from a sprained knee and abnormality of his lateral meniscus. According to a team spokesman, Henry experienced knee soreness on Monday after running through an on-court workout on Sunday. Henry will spend the next several days doing non-weight-bearing exercises. Dr. Steve Lombardo of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic is to examine Henry, as previously scheduled, on Tuesday before the Lakers host the Cleveland Cavaliers.
January 9, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Former Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe, who was having a breakthrough season as a starter with the Phoenix Suns, will require surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee, according to an ESPN report. The report said Bledsoe probably suffered the damage in his knee during a game against the Clippers on Dec. 30 at Staples Center. The exact extent of the injury and a timetable for his return will not be known until a surgeon examines him. Bledsoe was averaging 18.0 points, 5.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds for the Suns, who were expected to contend for the draft lottery but are now solidly positioned for a playoff push after a 21-13 start.
January 7, 2014 | By David Wharton
The U.S. Olympic team lost one of its biggest stars - and most recognizable faces - when Lindsey Vonn announced Tuesday that a lingering knee injury will force her to skip the 2014 Sochi Games. Now comes the question: Who on the American squad can fill the void? After much speculation, Vonn abandoned her quest to defend the Olympic downhill title and will undergo surgery to repair her right knee. "I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough," she said in a statement.
January 5, 2014 | By Catharine Hamm
Question: Each year half a million knee replacements are done in this country, and almost as many hip replacements. These metal implants almost always set off the alarm in the screenings (I know). But the screening of a traveler with an implant is quite variable. Why doesn't the Transportation Security Administration have a standard exam for us "bionic" travelers? R. E. Berg Newport Beach Answer: We've criticized the TSA for treating all of us as potential evildoers, and in an interview in December 2013, TSA administrator John Pistole said the agency was moving away from its one-size-is-the-right-size philosophy.
December 30, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Add Xavier Henry to the Lakers' long list of injured point guards. On Monday, Henry was diagnosed with a bone bruise and an "abnormality of the lateral meniscus" in his right knee. Henry left with a little over a minute left in the first quarter Sunday night, in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, after stepping awkwardly. Henry was examined by Dr. Steve Lombardo of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. He'll be reevaluated in seven to 10 days. Through 31 games, Henry was averaging 10.1 points a game while shooting 42.5% from the field.
December 29, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
In another twist to an ever-worsening season, the Lakers are losing games and healthy bodies at almost identical rates. Versatile reserve Xavier Henry was the latest to go down, sustaining a strained right knee Sunday against the Philadelphia 76ers and scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Monday. In a semi-related note, the Lakers lost, 111-104, dropping their fifth straight game and completing it with only five healthy reserves at Staples Center. BOX SCORE: 76ers 111, Lakers 104 Make that 41/2.
December 29, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Laker forward Xavier Henry left the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night with a strained right knee, another in a long line of injuries to the team's dwindling list of players able to run the point. Henry exited with 1:14 left in the first quarter. He'll undergo an MRI exam Monday to determine the severity of the injury. The Lakers have struggled at point guard, losing Steve Nash (back), Steve Blake (elbow) and Jordan Farmar (hamstring) for long stretches this season.
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