D’Angelo Russell Injury: Updates on Lakers Guard’s Knee and Return

Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell is dealing with a sore left knee that required a platelet-rich plasma injection. It is uncertain when he will return to action.

Continue for updates. 

Latest on Russell's Playing Status Wednesday, Nov. 23 Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum Sportsnet reported Russell will be out for two to three weeks after the PRP injection. 

Russell Expected to Make Leap Under Walton Under a new coach in Luke Walton and with the retirement of Kobe Bryant, Russell has given the NBA and Lakers fans a better idea of just how good he can be. 

In 13 contests, he's averaging 16.1 points and 4.8 assists per game.

Russell has provided a solid offensive presence at the point, exhibiting an aggressive brand of basketball in which he's improved his driving, cutting and shooting from deep:

Jose Calderon will step in for Russell while he rests. The veteran has averaged just 10.9 minutes per appearance this year as Russell's backup, recording 4.1 points and 1.4 assists per game.


Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com. 

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