Lakers’ Nick Young has a fractured knee cap

Lakers guard Nick Young has missed his team’s past 11 games. An MRI exam Wednesday confirmed he'll be out even longer.

The Lakers announced Young has a small fracture in his left kneecap and will continue to be evaluated on a weekly basis. The injury is expected to heal with rest, but no timetable for Young’s return was announced. 

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Young last played Feb. 22 against the Celtics and has missed 24 games due to injury this season. Injuries have been a major issue for the 17-49 Lakers, who have already had Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Ronnie Price and Julius Randle suffer season-ending injuries.

The 29-year-old guard is averaging 13.4 points in 42 games.

Young was at the Lakers' prac

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tice facility Wednesday to take part in an autograph session — and to show off his bizarre new hairstyle:

 

Personally, I'm a big fan of the new @swaggyp1 hair. Byron Scott? Not so much. He said Nick "must have lost a bet" and "has a bunch of worms on top of his head." Swaggy's response: "He's player hating because he hasn't grown hair since Showtime."

A photo posted by Mike Trudell (@miketrudell) on Mar 18, 2015 at 12:48pm PDT