The Los Angeles Lakers' treatment room just got a little more crowded with the news today that yet another member of their roster has gone down for the season, this time with a ruptured achilles.
As reported by Yahoo Sports, swingman Xavier Henry has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2014-15 NBA season after picking up the injury in a seemingly innocuous practice session - an MRI scan conducted on Monday confirmed the former first round pick had indeed ruptured the left Achilles' tendon.
Henry joins veteran Steve Nash (back) and rookie Julius Randle (broken leg) as members of the Lakers with no chance of returning to the court this season.
It was only this weekend that Lakers head coach Byron Scott expressed fears that previous injuries and surgery may have left Henry unable to return the same player, and it now looks like the 2010 draft pick now faces an even greater uphill struggle.
Henry, who had appeared in four games this season as he sought to recover from an April 2014 surgery on his knee, suffered his latest injury during a three-on-three, non-contact drill at the Lakers facility.
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Scott explained the moment Henry went down, and it doesn't sound good for Henry or Lakers fans.
""Nobody hit him or anything like that," explained the coach. "He went down and pretty much said to us that he heard a 'pop.'"
Lakers' bad luck
The Lakers are currently sitting on a 3-11 record and as the injury worries continue to grow they are starting down the barrel of one of their worst ever seasons.
Kobe Bryant has returned and is scoring points at a regular rate but there are already concerns over just how much he is dominating the play at the Staples Center. But should the Lakers suffer any more injuries in the coming months there is little alternative for Scott but to place his faith in the veteran.
What do you think Lakers fans? Can the famous franchise rescue their season, or is it time to accept the injury curse? Let us know in the comments section below