Kyle Kuzma will be OK to play in the Los Angeles Lakers’ next game.
The Lakers said today that additional tests revealed Kuzma has suffered a right eye abrasion. He is expected to practice with the team on Thursday and travel and play in Friday’s game in Oklahoma City (8 p.m. ET, League Pass).
Kyle Kuzma is expected to practice on Thursday and play in Friday’s game at OKC after additional testing confirmed a right eye abrasion suffered in the 2nd Q last night.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November 20, 2019
The Lakers say additional testing confirmed the right eye abrasion for Kyle Kuzma. He is expected to practice Thursday and play Friday in OKC.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 20, 2019
After additional testing on his eye, Kyle Kuzma is expected to practice on Thursday and play Friday, the Lakers say. He has an eye abrasion after being poked in the eye.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) November 20, 2019
Kuzma left the court in the second quarter of Tuesday’s 112-107 win against the Thunder. He sustained the eye abrasion after teenager Darius Bazley hit him in the right side of his face with an elbow on a drive. Kuzma returned to the bench in the second half, but with obvious damage above his eye. He didn’t return to the game, although Lakers coach Frank Vogel said he was available if necessary.
So far this season, Kuzma has appeared in 10 games (starting one) and is averaging 13.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.