April 16, 2014 |
Kent Bazemore underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn peroneus longus tendon in his right foot. Bazemore was injured Apr. 6 in a 120-97 loss to the Clippers. The surgery was performed at Stanford University Medical School by Dr. Kenneth Hunt. The 6-foot-5 guard/forward is expected to recover fully before next season. The Lakers acquired Bazemore in a February deal sending Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors. Through 23 games, starting 15, Bazemore averaged 13.1 points and 3.1 assists while playing 28.0 minutes a night.
April 13, 2014 |
Controversy usually unfolds AFTER a playoff series starts. But it's already there, riding shotgun with the Kings and Sharks, who will be meeting for the third time in the postseason in the last four years. This all has to do with the knee-on-knee collision between Kings captain Dustin Brown and the Sharks' dynamic rookie Tomas Hertl on Dec. 19. Hertl, who required knee surgery, returned to action last week. Sharks fans haven't forgotten. Nor has Hertl, who told Bay Area reporters: "Playoff time, it's more important, because it's L.A. I not much like L.A. this season.
April 11, 2014 |
Xavier Henry underwent successful knee and wrist surgeries Friday, according to the Lakers. Henry was originally injured Dec. 29 in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, suffering a bruised right knee that resulted in a cartilage abnormality. After a lengthy rehabilitation, Henry was able to return on March 3, but a few weeks later, he tore a ligament in his left wrist in a loss to the Washington Wizards. Henry's knee surgery was performed by Dr. Stephen J. Lombardo; his wrist was repaired by Dr. Steven Shin -- both at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.
April 10, 2014 |
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. -- At least two teenagers wounded in a Pennsylvania high school stabbing rampage remained on ventilators and face additional surgery, doctors said Thursday, while another victim thanked a friend for saving his life and expressed hope that some day he could forgive his attacker. Brett Hurt, a Franklin Regional Senior High School student who was among the most severely injured, spoke at a news conference at Forbes Regional Hospital. Seated in a wheelchair with his mother at his side, Hurt credited his friend, Gracey Evans, with coming to his aid by applying direct pressure on his wound after an attacker plunged a knife into him. “Gracey saved my life,” he said.
April 10, 2014 |
UCLA receiver Kenneth Walker cut across the field, leaving cornerback Adarius Pickett in his wake Thursday. He snagged a pass and cruised into the end zone. This was good medicine. Walker was concerned at times last fall, worrying about his future. He spent the season on the sideline after back surgery in June. “For a while, I was depressed,” he said. “I thought I was going to get lost in the shuffle. We only had one receiver leave. Everyone else was back and played.
April 9, 2014 |
SEATTLE -- Texas General Manager Jon Daniels wanted to cover his eyes every time former Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton barreled toward first base and launched his 6-foot-4, 240-pound frame headfirst into the bag. "He drove me crazy when he did that," Daniels said in a 2013 interview. "You have a 240-pound guy who is as fast and as explosive as he is … you just cringe when he dives in. You're saying, 'Get up! Get up!' But that's his style of play. I don't think you can take that from him. " Hamilton's aggressive - some would say reckless - approach usually serves him well, but his latest ill-advised and instinct-induced dive into first base will take the hot-hitting left fielder away from the Angels for six to eight weeks.