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Lakers Xavier Henry cuts open head on fall, bleeds on court, gets 9 stitches, returns

Nov 2, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

Ouch.

In the second quarter against the Spurs Friday, Lakers reserve and leading scorer Xavier Henry (yes, he leads then at 18 points a game through two) drove from the right wing, crashed to the floor upon landing and his head hit the knee of teammate Wes Johnson — and he ends up with a big cut.

The Lakers later reported it was a two-inch gash that required nine stitches to close.

But he was out for the second half, with a bandage and a compression cap on to hold it in place, and he played. Because that’s what hockey players… or some basketball players do.

  1. Anoesis - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    And it doesn’t seem to have slowed him down as the Lakers hang with the Spurs through 3 1/2 quarters. The bench has been stellar once again, out-shooting and out-scoring the starters. San Antonio has 76 points with 5 1/2 minutes left in the game, so the defense isn’t playing badly. Too bad the offense keeps clanking shots or the Lakers would be winning handily.

    • 00maltliquor - Nov 2, 2013 at 2:02 AM

      To bad D’Antoni waited till the last stinking quarter to play Jordan Hill! That guy is a stud rebounder and effort/energy guy. I swear sometimes I wanna smack the mustache off that Pringles looking mutha….

      • spthegr8 - Nov 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM

        @Malt
        LMAO!!!! & I’m with you homie. His rotations will drive you CRAZY!!!!! SMFH!!

    • kavika6 - Nov 2, 2013 at 3:16 AM

      “Too bad the offense keeps clanking shots or the Lakers would be winning handily.”

      The same could be said about the Spurs.

  2. omniusprime - Nov 2, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Young certainly proves he’s a tough guy who won’t wimp out like Derrick Rose when injured. A shame the rest of the team didn’t show such courage.

    The worst thing to happen to the Lakers so far is winning the first game. It’s more than obvious that win was a fluke and dooms us Laker fans with having to put up with Dumbtoni longer than necessary. Until Dumbtoni is run out of town the way that Clueless Clown before him the Lakers are doomed to being a losing team.

    Ancient Trash Nash proved that when it comes to defense he still plays with his head stuck up his rear end real deep, he doesn’t even bother to try to move. Steve Flake is as awful as always, a shame that piece of garbage isn’t gone yet. Time to fire both of these pathetic excuses for a point guard and bring in some younger talent who can play defense.

    Fire Dumbtoni!!! Fire Trash Nash and Flake!!!

    • stephenlin - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:48 PM

      “ancient trash nash…” what kind of unrealistic expectations do you have for this year? i agree that d’antoni’s rotations are questionable, and this was a winnable game; but even if this team really comes together, communicates on defense, and buys into the d’antoni’s offense, this year’s *ceiling* is league-average, with the ability to pick off good teams on certain nights, at best. quit being such a fugazi couch warrior. nash deserves better in his last seasons from lakers fans, as well as from basketball fans across the nba.

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