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

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young's season has concluded as he has officially been ruled out for the season.

Continue for updates.

Young Out for Season

Sunday, April 12 

The 2014-15 season is officially over for Young. Head coach Byron Scott confirmed the news today, per Serena Winters of Lakers Nation. 

Young ended up averaging 13.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and one assist per game in 42 games played. 

Young's CT Scan Shows Small Fracture

Wednesday, March 18

Young will be re-evaluated in a week after his CT scan showed a small fracture in his knee, confirms the team's official website. Serena Winters of Lakers Nation noted that he's expected to make a full recovery.

Young's MRI Results Come Back Negative

Monday, Feb. 23

The Daily News' Mark Medina reported Young's MRI results on his left knee came back negative. 

The Lakers will use a combination of Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson and Ronnie Price at shooting guard depending on their lineups.

Young has battled through a number of injuries all season. He missed the season's first 10 games while recovering from a torn ligament in his thumb suffered in training camp, bowed out for another three due to a sprained ankle and hurt his foot right before the All-Star break.

The Lakers, whose main goal at this point appears to be holding onto their top-five protected pick, haven't shown discernible changes with or without him. They've been more competitive with him on the floor but are still getting outscored by a pretty significant margin per 100 possessions.

Perhaps the biggest effect of any injury-related absence is a loss of entertainment factor. At the very least, Young's unwavering self-confidence can at times make these Lakers watchable—a compliment that's hard to pay when he's on the bench.   

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