Lakers’ Xavier Henry scheduled to undergo surgery Friday

Lakers guard Xavier Henry, left, drives past New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. during a game in March. Henry has been limited to 43 games this season because of injuries.
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Lakers guard Xavier Henry has been scheduled to undergo a pair of surgeries Friday to repair the wrist and knee injuries that have sidelined him for the rest of the season.

Dr. Steven Shin will repair the torn ligament in Henry’s left wrist and Dr. Steve Lombardo will perform arthroscopic surgery on the cartilage abnormality in Henry’s right knee.

A timetable for Henry’s recovery will be given after the surgeries.

Henry managed to have somewhat of a breakthrough season despite being limited to 43 games because of his injuries, averaging 10 points and 21.1 minutes per game. Those numbers were large increases for someone who had never averaged more than 5.3 points with Memphis and New Orleans in his first three NBA seasons.

Henry, who will become a free agent in July, has said he wants to return to the Lakers.



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