Metta World Peace Injury: Updates on Lakers Forward’s Knee

The news is not good for Metta World Peace and the Los Angeles Lakers, with the star suffering a serious knee injury against the Golden State Warriors.


UPDATE: Tuesday, March 26, at 9:16 p.m. ET by Dan Talintyre

The results are in from Metta World Peace's knee injury and if you're a Lakers fan, the outcome isn't at all what you'd have liked it to be.

Per Orange County Register's Kevin Ding: 


The injury comes as a bitter blow to the Lakers, who are currently engrossed in a tight playoff race with several other teams in the Western Conference.

The Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers are all within two and a half games of the Lakers in eighth spot, who have a very tough schedule remaining. They play against two of those teams before the end of the season as well as the Rockets, Spurs and Clippers—meaning that the Lakers are certainly no lock for the postseason in 2013.

Especially now without World Peace.

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World Peace injured his left knee during the Lakers' game with the Golden State Warriors on Monday night; Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News reported the news on Twitter:

Losing the veteran was adding injury to insult. By the time World Peace was taken out of the game, the Lakers had already fallen behind big to Golden State, so the team might not have felt pressured to get him out immediately and choosing instead not to take any chances.

Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register wanted to clarify exactly what the difference is between a sprain and a strain:

World Peace was on his way to having a solid game despite the result on the scoreboard; he had seven points and two rebounds in 19 minutes on the floor.

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