Training camps mean injuries, it can’t be avoided. General managers everywhere just say a little prayer and hope the injury bug decides to pass them over this year.
We have a couple early ones already (aside Andrei Kirilenko’s back keeping him out of a couple practices).
First, Lakers backup stretch four Ryan Kelly is now going to be out for a while, according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.
When you’re a young player on a team with a new coach and you’re trying to show why you deserve minutes, this is a real setback. Not sure how long he’ll be out, but hamstring injuries linger and can reoccur if you come back even a little too early.
There’s worse news for Utah guard Carrick Felix.
Felix missed a chunk of last season with a sports hernia and now gets a setback in training camp — and again a team with a new coach trying to figure out rotations. Felix has a lot of competition for minutes at the guard spot in Utah and this is not helping his cause.