Nick Young Injury: Updates on Lakers Guard's Knee and Return

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIFebruary 5, 2014

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Updates from Thursday, Mar. 20

Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News has the latest on Nick Young:

Updates from Thursday, Mar. 13 reporter Mike Trudell has an update on Young's status for the rest of the season:

L.A. Daily News reporter Mark Medina provided a more specific timeline:

Updates from Sunday, Feb. 23

Nick Young recorded 10 points and one rebound in 20 minutes of action in the Lakers 108-102 loss to the Nets, and after the game Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News provided an update on his knee injury:

Updates from Saturday, Feb. 22

Nick Young updated his status before Sunday's game vs. Brooklyn (via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News and Dave McMenamin of ESPN):

Updates from Friday, Feb. 21 reporter Mike Trudell reports Nick Young has been cleared to play on Sunday:

Updates from Thursday, Feb. 6 reporter Mike Trudell has an update on Young's injury:

Original Text

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young exited Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena with a twisted left knee.

Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding reported the news and noted how the Lakers have continued to suffer a slew of injuries that are hampering their ability to stay competitive:

After the game Mike Trudell of provided an update:

Although he made just one of five shots on the evening before leaving the hardwood, Young did dish out four assists and pulled down four rebounds to help build L.A.'s big advantage.

Now the Lakers are down to only seven men in their rotation after Young's collision with Cleveland's C.J. Miles.

Both guard Jodie Meeks and Jordan Hill were injured in the team's last game and were inactive versus Cleveland. The Western Conference is tough enough as it is, but L.A. has struggled this season due to injuries and a lack of depth on the roster. That has resulted in poor play more often than not.

With such a depleted squad and a massive lead over the Cavs, it's no surprise that Young was held out, even if this ailment turns out to be minor.

Young entered the game leading the Lakers in scoring with 17.1 points per contest.