Xavier Henry Injury: Updates on Lakers Guard's Wrist and Recovery

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 22, 2014

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Updates from Friday, April 11

The Lakers' official Twitter feed had the latest on Henry's condition:

Updates from Monday, April 7

The Los Angeles Lakers updated Xavier Henry's status after being shut down for the season:

Updates from Friday, April 4

Mike Trudeau of Lakers.com has bad news about Henry:

Updates from Sunday, March 30

Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News has the latest on Xavier Henry:

Updates from Sunday, March 23

ESPN's Dave McMenamin has an update on Henry:

Original Text

It probably has been a little too long since the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a major injury. Xavier Henry became the next guy added to the team's walking wounded.

The Lakers officially announced Henry's injury:

Mike Trudell of Lakers.com first reported the news, which is not great news for a team that's already had players miss a combined 249 games with injury:

Earlier in the week, head coach Mike D'Antoni spoke about how much Henry had been playing through pain for the past few games, per ESPNLosAngeles.com's Dave McMenamin:

"Xavier is battling through a lot of stuff," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said after the game. "He could call it quits. He has a little bit of a problem here and there [with his knee], but he's playing with some pain and he wants to play and it's up to him. You got to [respect him]. It's good for him. He's trying to do it and he looked good tonight. Hopefully he can manage his pain and play the rest of the season and keep getting better."

A torn wrist ligament will almost certainly end Henry's season. There's so little time left in the season that there's little reason to push him back quickly and risk further injury. Plus, it's not like the Lakers have anything to play for at this point.

Henry was one of the few pleasant surprises for Los Angeles this season, and his main focus should now be on how to build upon his success from this year and carry it over to the 2014-15 season.