The Los Angeles Lakers have been no strangers to injuries this season and the tradition is continuing. Sophomore guard Josh Hart is the latest player to miss time with injury as the Lakers announced that he has received PRP injections in his right knee and will be out until after the All-Star break.
The Lakers have only one more game remaining before the annual NBA showcase, on the road against the Hawks.
Hart has been dealing with knee tendinitis for the over a month now and it has shown in his production. He has shot just 22.1 percent from behind the arc since the start of the new year and has seen his minutes dwindle as it’s become evident he is not the same player. Hart has missed two of the last three games as Luke Walton has attempted to rest the wing player.
The Lakers need Hart as they make a run for the postseason but with Reggie Bullock now on the team, they have a little bit of leeway to allow Hart to rest his knee and come back to be a true contributor.
Lakers fans will remember Kobe Bryant popularizing the PRP treatment when he flew to Germany for his own knee. Since then, it has become a core treatment plan for NBA players dealing with knee soreness or tendinitis.