The injury woes continue for the Los Angeles Lakers. Latest player to fall under the curse is Metta World Peace.
Metta might not be the defensive stopper he once was, but even today he is the best wing defender on the Lakers’ roster. It looks like World Peace might not return to action this season, unless the Lakers make it deep into the playoffs. Lakers official blog released the following statement:
Lakers forward Metta World Peace, who injured his left knee in last night’s game against the Golden State Warriors, had an MRI exam today in Minneapolis. Results of the MRI showed a lateral meniscus tear. He will return to Los Angeles where he will be examined tomorrow by team doctor Steve Lombardo. An update, including a time table for his return, will be issued at the conclusion of his examination.
However, since this statement, it was determined that MWP will need surgery and is set to miss around six weeks of action. His injury could not have come at a worse time, as the Lakers have lost three games in a row and are just one game ahead of both Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference standings.