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Lakers guard Dennis Schroder out 3-4 weeks after thumb surgery

Mar 18, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard Dennis Schroder (17) handles the ball against the Indiana Pacers during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder underwent surgery on his thumb Monday and will miss the first 3 to 4 weeks of the regular season.

Lakers coach Darvin Ham told reporters that Schroder needed the procedure to repair a ligament in his thumb.

Schroder sustained the injury in the team’s preseason game against Minnesota last Wednesday.

He averaged 13.5 points, 4.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 64 games (29 starts) last season with the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets.

Schroder signed a one-year, $2.6 million deal to return to Los Angeles in September. He averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 61 starts with the Lakers in 2020-21.

–Field Level Media

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