The Los Angeles Lakers announced rookie guard Jalen Hood-Schifino has been diagnosed with a right patella contusion and will be re-evaluated on Nov. 3.
After banging knees with an opponent in a preseason game Oct. 13, the rookie has been unable to take the court. He sat out the Lakers’ final two preseason games.
At minimum, Hood-Schifino is set to miss the Lakers’ first five games based on the timeline laid out by the Lakers.
Hood-Schifino made a strong impression early at the Lakers training camp, but he struggled in the preseason games before the injury. He made just 16 percent of his shots, but did contribute 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per contest over four games.
Hood-Schifino was chosen in the first round of the June NBA Draft with the 17th overall pick.
The one-and-done former IU star is one of seven former Hoosiers on NBA rosters to open the 2023-24 campaign.
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