Jared Dudley injury update from the team:
“In addition to a right knee contusion, Jared Dudley has been diagnosed with a right MCL tear. He is evaluating his treatment options and a timeline for his return will be given when appropriate.”
ANALYSIS: Head coach Frank Vogel had the following to say regarding Dudley's injury: "You’re always disappointed when one of your guys goes down … just hoping he has as speedy a recovery as possible. His impact is invaluable to our culture … his glue in connecting guys … teaching guys, putting guys in the right spot … we expect that to be the same (while he’s injured).”
Dudley has played sparingly for the Lakers this season, but his impact is mostly felt off the court and in the locker room as coach Vogel explained.