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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  17 responses

How Long Will Sasha Vujacic Be Sidelined?

The severe ankle sprain he suffered last night could keep the Machine out of the first round of the postseason (and possibly longer). Phil Jackson tells the Press-Enterprise that he’s not holding his breath for a a speedy recovery: “The good news for the Lakers is that there are no more regular-season games left for players to get hurt. The bad news is that they couldn’t get through Wednesday’s regular-season finale — a 107-91 loss to the Clippers — without one more injury. This time, it was Sasha Vujacic, who landed on the foot of a Clippers player after taking a shot in the second quarter and had to be carried off the court. His injury was diagnosed as a ‘severe left ankle sprain.’ An X-ray was negative, but Vujacic is scheduled for an MRI today. ‘That’s a difficult sprain,’ said Lakers coach Phil Jackson. ‘That one’s going to be a while. He could miss the first round, easily.’ Vujacic joins a lengthy list of limping Lakers with the playoffs looming.”

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  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    LOL, this headline implys the shemale was going to get playoff burn in the first place?

  • neaorin

    Not long enough according to Laker fans.

  • vtrobot

    “Machine”. Ha ha. Maybe he’s a pocket p*ssy if you can consider that a machine. Keep him out until his hair grows past his shoulders again.

  • JoeMaMa

    What’s with the hate? 28 other teams’ fans love the mindless chucking! Get well soon, Sasha!!

  • tomtom

    Untill he starts hitting 3′s….oh, you mean his injury. who cares?

  • tavoris

    he’s injured? I’m sure the Lakers can find someone to fill the 4 minutes a night he’s been getting.

  • Jumper

    I really really want the Thunder to win so badly!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Such a shame.

  • rob

    long enough I hope

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    OH NO. LAKERS CHAMPIONSHIP RUN IS NOW IN JEOPARDY!!!

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    this is the reason why Mamba says the Lakers are the underdogs.

  • LA Huey

    Just terrible news… He’s a top 5 shooting guard when healthy.

  • loaf

    makes me laugh when you all abuse the “machine” sure hes not a top nba player not even middle tier he is a bench warmer, but hes still in the L still getting paid more then you, would still kill all of you on the court, and how many rings has he got now…?

  • UnRel

    “landed on the foot of a clipper”.. i bet without looking it up.. no one knows who it was..

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Who’s gonna smash on Marcus Camby with two hands if we play the Blazers now?

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    Sorry, that article is misquoted. It should be “The good news is, no one on the team really cares”

  • Sara

    effin haters, sasha is awsum, keep hatin’ he be gettin his chedda

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