- Associated Press - Friday, March 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers rookie Josh Hart will be sidelined for four to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his broken left hand.

The Lakers announced Hart’s prognosis Friday.

Los Angeles (27-34) has less than six weeks left in its season, and coach Luke Walton has said the Lakers won’t rush Hart back into action.

Hart broke his hand during practice in Miami on Wednesday. The first-round pick out of Villanova is averaging 6.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists over 55 games as a regular member of the Lakers‘ rotation.

The Lakers have won four straight heading into Saturday’s visit to San Antonio.


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