Xavier Henry G LAL 4 Days
Henry will travel to New York to seek a second opinion following the knee surgery he had in the summer, and he will return to the Lakers on Friday, at which point his status will be updated, Lakers reporter Mike Trudell reports.
Following the second opinion he'll receive this weekend, he will travel to Germany to receive Regenokine treatment. He was also dealing with back spasms earlier in the week, so his status for the start of the season seems to be in jeopardy.
Xavier Henry G LAL 6 Days
Henry (back) will not play in Thursday's game against the Jazz, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Henry has been dealing with back spasms since the beginning of October and the pain is still causing him problems. He was able to practice on a limited basis Tuesday, but it hasn't improved enough in order to give him a chance to play Thursday. Henry may get a shot to play this weekend if he sees enough improvement throughout the rest of the week.
Xavier Henry G LAL 7 Days
Henry (back) was limited in practice Tuesday.
Coach Byron Scott praised Henry's effort during parts of Tuesday's practice, but the guard is not quite ready to return to full contact. He's unlikely to play in Thursday's exhibition but could play Sunday.
Xavier Henry G LAL 8 Days
Henry (back) went through a light practice Monday, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.
Henry did not play in Sunday's preseason contest and continues to rehab his ailing back. He scrimmaged with the team over the weekend but is still without much in the way of a firm timetable.
Xavier Henry G LAL 9 Days
Henry (back) will not play in Sunday's preseason game.
Henry has been in and out of practice over the past couple weeks as he continues to nurse a nagging back injury. He'll rest Sunday and likely be limited in practice this week. With opening night less than three weeks away, Henry would appear to be in danger of missing regular season time.
Xavier Henry G LAL 14 Days
Henry (back) returned to the court and participated in five-on-zero drills Tuesday after missing the first week of camp, InsideSoCal.com reports.
With Nick Young (thumb) and Wesley Johnson (knee) nursing injuries of varying severity, the Lakers need Henry back to play some minutes on the wing. He was productive last season, but has been bitten by the injury bug in his NBA career and will be hard to rely upon in standard fantasy leagues.
Xavier Henry G LAL 14 Days
Henry (back) is slowly progressing, and he could possibly scrimmage Wednesday, Lakers reporter Mike Trudell reports.
Henry sat out Monday's preseason game with back spasms, but things are moving in the right direction, and his status for the start of the regular season doesn't appear to be in jeopardy.
Xavier Henry G LAL 15 Days
Henry (back), as anticipated, did not play in Monday's loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Henry will likely return to practice later this week and will look to prove his health in order to get minutes in Nick Young's (thumb) stead. His health is a major factor in his fantasy value, and it's hard to rely on him for consistent production.
Xavier Henry G LAL 16 Days
Henry returned to the practice court Sunday, but only to engage in an opposite hand free-throw shooting contest with Nick Young, with his back stiffness prohibiting him from participating in any activities involving running, InsideSoCal.com reports.
Coach Byron Scott said the Lakers were looking to work the stiffness out in the next few days before Henry can participate in full court drills in practice. If Henry can get healthy, he will be in line to get minutes in Nick Young's (thumb) absence, but his noted fragility keeps off the radar in most fantasy leagues.
Xavier Henry G LAL 17 Days
Henry is recovered from his wrist and knee injuries, for which he had surgeries in the offseason, but the back spasms he is suffering are getting better, but coach Byron Scott doesn't have a timetable for his return, the L.A. Times reports.
Henry would've been in line for an uptick in minutes with Nick Young's recent thumb injury, but unfortunately the five-year veteran hasn't been able to stay healthy himself. The most games he has played in his NBA career was 50, back in 2012-13, when he averaged 3.8 points in 12 minutes a game in New Orleans. Henry set career highs in points, three-pointers, rebounds, assists, steals, field goal and free throw percentage last season, his first in Los Angeles, but his frailty rules him out of consideration for most fantasy leagues.