Lakers Guard Jordan Clarkson Sustains Shoulder Sprain, Leaves Court

Lakers Guard Jordan Clarkson Sustains Shoulder Sprain, Leaves Court
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The exhibition game between Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors was on as Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson sustained a shoulder sprain during the second quarter.


Clarkson immediately left the court on Thursday and didn’t return to the game. He went to the locker room later with Gary Vitti for tests.

Lakers management announced that Clarkson’s injury will be re-evaluated on Friday, which is the off-day of the team. During the match in Honda Center, Clarkson notched up one-for-six shooting in the 12 minutes he played. The extent of the injury couldn’t be revealed before farther tests, but it was surely unwanted prior to the Lakers’ season opener on October 28.

Kobe Bryant, too, missed his third consecutive preseason game due to a bruised left leg. Jordan started in all eight preseason games for the Lakers, as head coach Scott kept experimenting with the starting five to evaluate talent.

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At this moment, rumors are growing strong that Clarkson could be traded for Chicago Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose. Rose’s recent injury and his apparent issues with teammates at Bulls could be the reason behind Chicago trading him off.