Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lakers' Johnson Has Foot Injury

There has been a lot of glowing reviews coming out of the Los Angeles Lakers' training camp when it comes to Wesley Johnson. 
Johnson is the former No. 4 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft and has previously played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns. Johnson signed a one-year minimum contract with the Lakers when his rookie contract ran out and has looked great so far in this preseason. 
Those good vibes were squelched Sunday night during the Lakers loss to the Denver Nuggets when the new wing man felt a burning sensation in his left foot and left the game. He left during the first quarter with two points and three rebounds in eight minutes, shooting 1-for-5 from the field with two turnovers. 
"There was a burning sensation in his foot," said Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni. "We're hoping it's not bad."
Johnson had an MRI scheduled on Monday to determine the cause of the injury.
There is no way yet to determine if playing Sunday was the cause of the injury or if the injury was going to occur anyway. Sunday's game was the second game in the first set of back-to-backs in the preseason, and many in the league are questioning this schedule.
Johnson was unimpressive in his Lakers' preseason debut against the Warriors. In 21 minutes off the bench, he scored just two points on 1-of-5 shooting, two turnovers, four fouls, and three rebounds.
Reference: CBS Sports
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