Injury Update: Xavier Henry

Lakers Injury Report sponsored by UCLA Health SystemXavier Henry has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game vs. Cleveland, according to Lakers team spokesman John Black.

On Sunday, Henry went through extensive on-court work for the first time since injuring his knee vs. Philly on Dec. 29, but experienced some soreness on Monday. He will continue to do non-weight bearing exercises, but will not ramp up his workouts. Prior to Sunday, Henry had been limited to what he could do with the training staff.

“I’ve been doing the pool, been doing all my treatments, been doing weights,” Henry said post practice on Sunday. “Today I wanted to see if I could jog up and down. We started with some jogs, some cuts, some defensive slides and regular-game stuff to see how I progressed. And we did a few different jumping things, and then after practice, I just wanted to get shots up and get myself into condition cause I never know when I’ll be able to play. I’m happy with what I got to do today because I haven’t gotten to do much.”

Henry was expected to see the doctor on Thursday, Jan. 9, which would have been 11 days since suffering what was diagnosed as a bone bruise and an abnormality of the lateral meniscus.

“I’d be lying if I said I’m 100 percent, but I’m (getting) there,” Henry said. “That’s all I’m trying to do – to get back as fast as possible. There’s still some issues that will only get better with time. I think I’m close to being back, and I’m not sure how long, but I’m feeling better.”