Lakers' Josh Hart done for season with right knee injury
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 29, 2019 07:12 AM
FILE - LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers rebounds the ball against the San Antonio Spurs on October 22, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury.
The Lakers announced the decision Thursday (Friday, PHL time).
The second-year pro has missed four straight games and five of the last seven with right knee tendinitis. He had an ultrasonic debridement procedure on his right knee patellar tendon on Thursday morning (Thursday, PHL time).
Hart is expected to return to basketball activities in about 12 weeks, the Lakers said.
Hart is averaging 7.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game as a key part of Los Angeles’ young core, which has been besieged by injuries. Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram are already out for the season.
The Lakers (33-42) will miss the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.