5/5 Injury Update: Sasha Vujacic

Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic told reporters prior to Tuesday’s Game 2 win over Utah that he’s ahead of schedule on the rehabilitation of his left ankle, though a timetable still does not exist for his return.

“I ran today a little bit on the Alter G, and it’s going really well, actually,” he said. “Hopefully (I can return) very soon.”

Vujacic is past the wait-for-the-swelling-to-go-down portion of his rehab, and on to strengthening the ankle and surrounding muscles.

Needless to say, a return can’t come soon enough for the Slovenian.

“It’s one of the worst things not playing and watching the games, especially when the playoffs come,” he said. “I would love to be on the court. That’s what most of us live for.”