Trevor Ariza Injury Update

Before tonight’s game against the Mavericks, Coach Jackson addressed Trevor Ariza’s injury status as the team heads into the final seven games of the season. “I don’t think there’s any chance he’ll be back for the regular season,” said Jackson.

Jackson said that Ariza is scheduled to have another diagnostic test soon to determine whether or not his broken foot has heeled compleetly, noting that this is a very important “healing period of time” for the forward.

Jackson also said that he believes Ariza will be able to reintegrate himself quickly into the Lakers lineup once is cleared to play.