Larry Nance Jr. Injury: Updates on Lakers Forward’s Concussion and Return

Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. suffered a concussion Nov. 6 against the Phoenix Suns. However, he's been cleared to return to action.

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Nance Cleared to Play vs. Kings Thursday, Nov. 10 Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reported Nance will be able to play Thursday against the Sacramento Kings.

Nance Unable to Shake Injury Bug Early in Career Nance had two points and one rebound in three minutes before exiting his team's win over the Suns on Nov. 6.

Nance has suffered a number of injuries in his young career, and this was just the latest example.

Heading into Thursday's game, the 23-year-old was averaging 7.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and one assist in 20.0 minutes per contest this season.

Los Angeles considered shutting him down at a point during his rookie campaign because of knee problems. He also tore his ACL during his time at the University of Wyoming.

The Lakers added Nance with the 27th overall pick in the 2015 draft, and he proceeded to play 63 games and average 5.5 points and five rebounds per contest. He shot an impressive 52.7 percent from the field and could see more looks in the offense moving forward now that Kobe Bryant is retired.

Nance serves as a stretch forward with the athleticism to beat defenders off the dribble and the ability to contribute on the glass.

Los Angeles is building toward the future with a young core of Julius Randle (21), D’Angelo Russell (20), Brandon Ingram (19), Jordan Clarkson (24) and Nance. The Lakers are unlikely to make much postseason noise in 2016-17, but it is important that Nance stays healthy so that group of players can continue to develop together with an eye on the future.

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