Luke Walton Could Miss ’10-11 Season

by July 24, 2010

Looks like Luke Walton may have inherited some back problems from his father. Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak calls it a “unique” injury that may require surgery: From ESPN: “The arrival of Barnes in Los Angeles only highlights serious questions surrounding the health of Luke Walton heading into next season. Walton was limited to a career-low 29 games during the 2009-10 regular season because of back problems debilitating enough to require surgery. General manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday that Walton will work through the summer to rehabilitate and build strength in his back but acknowledged the prospect of future surgery still exists, and even that Walton could miss the 2010-11 season.”