Fisher Sprains Left Elbow vs. Bobcats

With 3:36 left in the third quarter of L.A.’s Friday evening game against Charlotte, Derek Fisher suffered a sprained left elbow after being tied up with Bobcats center Kwame Brown.

While going after a loose ball, Fisher and Brown locked arms, and Fisher’s elbow on his shooting arm was extended backwards when Brown tried to shake L.A.’s co-captain away.

Fisher went to the locker room after consulting with Lakers Head Athletic Trainer Gary Vitti, and did not return to the floor.

L.A.’s point guard, the NBA’s current leader in consecutive games played with 475 dating back to April 15, 2005, will be re-evaluated on Saturday to determine his status.

It wasn’t the only news on the injury front on Friday, as reserve Matt Barnes aggravated his knee injury in pregame warmups and stayed in the locker room of what was supposed to be his first time on the court in 25 games.