4/25 Injury Update: Mbenga’s Eye

The Lakers announced on Sunday that backup center DJ Mbenga suffered two new retinal holes in his left eye, which is actually nothing unique considering the initial traumatic eye injury he suffered on April 17 in practice.

According to team spokesman John Black, shifting can occur in the eye and open up other holes in the retina, which was the case in this instance.

Mbenga had surgery on Sunday to repair the holes, and will be reevaluated in 72 hours. The operation was performed by Dr. Ron Gallimore, the same doctor who operated on Mbenga on the 17th.

Mbenga will not play in Tuesday’s Game 5 against Oklahoma City.