D'Angelo Russell Injury: Updates on Lakers Guard's Knee and Return

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  D'Angelo Russell #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 125-118 Laker win over the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center on November 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell was dealing with a sore left knee that required a platelet-rich plasma injection. He had been out of action since Nov. 20, but he is ready to return.

Continue for updates.


Russell to Play vs. Knicks

Sunday, Dec. 11

The Lakers announced Russell will play against New York but will be under a minutes restriction.


Latest on Russell's Practice Status

Saturday, Dec. 10

Lakers head coach Luke Walton told reporters Russell practiced Saturday.


Latest on Russell's Rehab

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Mike Trudell of the team's official website reported Russell met with team doctors Tuesday and was cleared for a return to on-court basketball activities.


Latest on Russell's Timeline to Return

Wednesday, Nov. 23

Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet reported Russell will be out for two to three weeks after receiving a PRP injection.


Russell Expected to Make Leap Under Walton

Under a new head coach and with the retirement of Kobe Bryant, Russell has given the NBA and Lakers fans a better idea of how good he can be.

In 13 contests, he's averaging 16.1 points and 4.8 assists per game.

Russell has provided a solid offensive presence at the point, exhibiting an aggressive brand of basketball in which he's improved his driving, cutting and shooting from deep.

          

Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com.

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