Metta World Peace Is Out For At Least 1.5 Weeks With Torn Knee Cartilage

3/26/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

March 17, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (15) reacts to a foul called against  him during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY SportsThings just keep getting worse for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Metta World Peace was injured during Monday's game against the Golden State Warriors and didn't return after halftime due to torn cartilage in his knee, though it was originally diagnosed as a strain.

Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times tweeted:



Even though his shooting percentage isn't great, the forward is still good for double digit points on average, and more importantly, he's the only guy who plays consistent defense, besides Dwight Howard. That's an area where the Lakers are particularly lacking.

Metta, who is always optimistic tweeted:


The team is good enough to make it into the playoffs if they can find a way to play together and get the ball to Dwight Howard, and maybe Metta will be back by then to help them down the stretch.

Nonetheless, this is a serious blow to the team.

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