Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young will miss eight weeks with a torn ligament in his thumb.
Young suffered the injury on Thursday during practice. According to one report, Young injured himself while playing defense against Lakers star Kobe Bryant.
On Friday, the Lakers released a statement saying Young had an MRI that showed he has complete tear of the radial collateral ligament. He will have surgery to repair the tear Monday.
Young led the Lakers in scoring last season, averaging 17.9 points per game. The 29-year-old signed a four-year contract with Los Angeles over the summer and was expected to be a major contributor for the team in the 2014-15 season.
This is the second injury to occur in Lakers camp so far, as forward Ryan Kelly is also out with a strained hamstring.
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