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Injury Report: Clarkson's Shoulder "Normal"
The Lakers received relieving news on Friday, as Jordan Clarkson’s MRI on his right shoulder came back as “normal.”
Clarkson, who left Thursday’s preseason finale against Golden State in the second quarter, was initially diagnosed with a sprained shoulder. He is now listed with a sore right shoulder and is considered day-to-day.
“It was just a real sharp pain,” Clarkson said after the game. “My arm just felt numb for a second, and then I came to the bench and Coach (Byron Scott) got me right out.”
The team says it will treat Clarkson’s ailment “conservatively” and will have a clearer idea of his status for Wednesday’s season opener early next week.
Clarkson was named to the All-Rookie First Team last year after averaging 11.9 points and 3.5 assists in 25.0 minutes, while shooting 44.8 percent from the field.
Bottom line: this is obviously good news for Clarkson and the Lakers. Hopefully he’ll play in the opener, but regardless, it’s not serious.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 23, 2015