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Horton-Tucker out for thumb surgery in latest injury blow for Lakers

Horton-Tucker out for thumb surgery in latest injury blow for Lakers

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Oct 12
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, according to reports from The Athletic’s Shams Charania and ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

Horton-Tucker averaged 9.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists over 65 games last season.

The Lakers have already lost Trevor Ariza before the preseason started due to a right ankle injury. Reports say that Ariza will require surgery, and his recovery could take about two months.

When asked about Ariza, teammate LeBron James believed he would come back stronger.

“Obviously any time you’re dealing with surgery you wish for the best,” James said last week. “But we believe in our docs and everyone is saying that he’ll come back at full strength.”

With Horton-Tucker and Ariza out, the Lakers will have to rely more on James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwight Howard for the upcoming regular season.

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