Kyle Kuzma to miss start of Lakers’ training camp with foot injury

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img The Lakers will be without at least three players through half of the upcoming preseason, most notably Kyle Kuzma, who is still sidelined by an offseason foot injury.The team announced Thursday afternoon that Kuzma has a stress reaction in his left foot that he suffered while playing for USA Basketball. The injury, which forced him to bow out of the FIBA World Cup, has kept him from being cleared for practice or games.The injury will keep him out through at least the Lakers’ first three preseason games, including both games in China. He will accompany the team on the trip and is scheduled to undergo an MRI once they return on Oct. 13. The Lakers face the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai on Oct. 10 and in Shenzhen on Oct. 12.Kuzma, 24, is one of the team’s most important players, averaging 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds last season while starting 68 games. Behind Anthony Davis and LeBron James, he returns the third-highest scoring average on the team heading into his third season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers also announced that guard Talen Horton-Tucker, a second-round draft pick who has been dealing with a stress reaction in his right foot since before the draft, will only have limited participation when training camp begins this weekend. The No. 46 overall pick out of Iowa State, Horton-Tucker missed all of NBA Summer League with the injury. Like Kuzma, he will accompany the team on its trip to China.Jordan Caroline, a forward who signed a training camp deal with the Lakers, underwent successful foot surgery on Sept. 6 and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks, which includes all of the Lakers’ preseason.The Lakers’ regular-season opener is Oct. 22 against the Clippers at Staples Center.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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