Injury Update: Metta World Peace

Lakers Injury Report sponsored by UCLA Health SystemAfter playing nearly 19 of the 24 first half minutes in L.A.’s Monday night loss at Golden State, Metta World Peace didn’t return in the second half after straining his left knee.

In the locker room following the third straight Lakers defeat, World Peace said that the pain and discomfort had subsided, but since he “couldn’t really walk” at halftime, he stayed in the training room to see if a return was possible. When it was determined that he wouldn’t go back onto the court, MWP joined his teammates on the bench in the fourth quarter.

World Peace said he wasn’t sure whether he’d be available for Wednesday’s game at Minnesota; the team will re-examine his knee upon arrival in Minneapolis on Tuesday afternoon.