L.A.’s primary goal heading into the postseason was to be as healthy as possible, but to the contrary, the team suffered an unfortunate injury for the second straight game when Sasha Vujacic severely sprained his left ankle in the second quarter of L.A.’s Wednesday evening contest against the Clippers.
This after Jordan Farmar strained his left hamstring in Tuesday evening’s win against Sacramento, though Farmar did say he would be “fine” and is expected to play in L.A.’s first playoff game.
While the team won’t put a timetable on Vujacic’s potential return, X-rays did show that he suffered no fracture in the ankle. He will have an MRI on Thursday morning to give the team a more clear picture of the injury.
Vujacic was clipped by guard Mardy Collins while on his way down from a jump shot, rolling over on the ankle before being helped off the floor by Lakers Athletic Trainer Gary Vitti and Farmar.
The injury came a game after Vujacic’s best performance of the season, when he scored a season-high 13 points and added six rebounds (also a season high) in the Tuesday win over the Kings. The Slovenian had eight points on 3-of-7 shooting against the Clips before hurting the ankle.