Kentavious Caldwell-Pope injury rocked the Lakers during the game vs Thunder, as the Lakers guard caught Chris Paul’s elbow in his rib.
The Lakers might be in for another shock as Caldwell-Pope injured his rib during the game against the Thunder.
The guard immediately rushed to the medical staff to check about his injury. Caldwell-Pope was promoted to the starting line-up after Bradley pulled out of the bubble citing family reasons. The Lakers are also without Rondo who injured his thumb during the squad’s first practice in Orlando.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope injury
KCP suffered a blow to his right rib after a collision with Chris Paul, who inadvertently hit him with his elbow. The Lakers guard was left reeling in pain and rushed to the sidelines to get some medical attention.
Caldwell-Pope had scored 3 points during his 14 minutes stay on the court before suffering the injury. Caldwell-Pope remained on the bench after getting some medical attention.
It will be interesting to see what the Lakers coach confirms about KCPs injury. And if he indeed has suffered a broken rib, the Lakers could be in for a lot of trouble going into the playoffs.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who suffered a body blow to his side, was looked at by Lakers medical personnel during the timeout but remains on the bench. Quinn Cook subs in.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) August 6, 2020
The Lakers will hope that Caldwell-Pope does not suffer a long-time injury as the squad are already without Bradley and Rondo. The guard has averaged 9.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.8 steals per game this season.
KCP has been under the scanner in the Bubble, as he needs to fit into the shoes of Avery Bradley, who has done a brilliant job for the Lakers on both ends of the court this season.
Bradley’s best suit was his defense and KCP will need to ensure that whenever he is on the floor, he is doing all he can to help out the team