Trevor Ariza of the Los Angeles Lakers will be sidelined for at least two months following ankle surgery
Because of Trevor Ariza’s surgery on his right ankle, he will be out for around two months, the Los Angeles Lakers revealed on Wednesday night.
Ariza underwent an arthroscopic debridement treatment on Wednesday. He was one of the Lakers’ 11 summer additions. Due to the ankle injury, he has been absent for the majority of training camp..
It will be about eight weeks until the Lakers review Ariza’s situation, according to the 36-year-old forward’s representatives.
Soon after Russell Westbrook was transferred from Washington to L.A. in 2009, Ariza returned to the team for a second time under a veterans minimum contract, signing with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol on his behalf.
For the Miami Heat past season, Ariza averaged 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 30 out of 72 games played.
On Wednesday, the Lakers suffered their second straight preseason loss as they were defeated 117-105 by the Phoenix Suns at the United Center. There were no appearances by Russell Westbrook or LeBron James in either game.
Melo noted after the game against the Suns that “it’s all going to come together.” There will be a beautiful display when it happens.