National basketball player Dennis Schröder will miss the first three to four weeks of the NBA season due to an operation on his hand. That's what Los Angeles Lakers coach Darvin Ham said after Monday's practice session, according to US journalists.
A little later, the Lakers confirmed the operation that was necessary to repair a ligament injury in his right thumb. He sustained the injury in a friendly against the Minnesota Timberwolves, his comeback in the jersey of the NBA record champions. Schröder had already played for the Lakers in the 2020/2021 season and most recently signed a one-season contract.
The Lakers begin the season on Wednesday night with an away game at defending champions the Golden State Warriors. In addition to the home game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night, Schröder will probably miss up to twelve other NBA games until mid-November.