First Casualty of Training Camp

The Lakers suffered their first injury of the 2008-09 season in yesterday’s night session when Sasha Vujacic attempted to avoid DJ Mbenga and ended up rolling his left ankle.

“I think he’s going to be alright. It’s one of those weird ones. There’s no swelling, but he’s had some obvious discomfort and he can’t get any strength out of it,” said Head Coach Phil Jackson.

The injury is being diagnosed as a moderate sprain.