The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday that backup guard Xavier Henry is done for the season, after rupturing his left Achilles tendon at practice.
Henry was averaging 2.2 points and 0.4 rebounds in nearly 10 minutes of burn per night.
From the press release:
Lakers guard Xavier Henry underwent an MRI exam today which revealed a ruptured left Achilles tendon. Henry suffered the injury at this morning’s practice. He is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow morning with Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Dr. Steve Lombardo of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Henry is expected to be out the remainder of the season.
Henry, who re-signed with the Lakers as a free agent on July 25, has appeared in nine games this season, averaging 2.2 points, 0.4 rebounds, 0.3 assists, and 0.33 steals in 9.5 minutes per game. The five-year pro averaged career-highs in points (10.0), rebounds (2.7), and assists (1.2) per game last season.
The Lakers’ bad luck with injuries the last couple of season is stunning:
Real rough injury run since Kobe's Achilles tear: 319 games missed in 2013-14, potentially 3 players out for 2014-15 (Randle, Nash, Henry).
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November 24, 2014