Los Angeles Lakers starting guard Nick Young will be sidelined for two to four weeks with a strained right calf muscle, the team announced Wednesday in advance of the Lakers’ game against the Chicago Bulls.
The 31-year-old Young suffered the injury during the loss Tuesday to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Young is averaging 13.3 points for the Lakers and has been one of the team’s biggest surprises after two tumultuous seasons under ex-Lakers head coach Byron Scott.
Young recently told ESPN that he believed only a few months ago that the Lakers were intent on parting ways with him, but, under new head coach Luke Walton, Young emerged in training camp as one of the team’s best perimeter defenders and a reliable scorer. Walton started him on opening night.
With Young out, the Lakers will be missing their starting backcourt, as Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell is also sidelined with a sore left knee.