Lakers’ Andre Drummond’s potential return from toe injury, per Frank Vogel
The Los Angeles Lakers have continued to add talent to the roster as the defending NBA Champions are looking to repeat this time around. With injuries also playing a factor as of late, the Lakers most recently landed veteran center Andre Drummond, who previously spent time with both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons.
However, Drummond has barely seen the court for the Lakers ever since being bought out by the Cavaliers, as the longtime NBA big man has been dealing with a lingering toe injury. With Drummond still sidelined entering Tuesday, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has since given an update surrounding the current status of his new weapon.
As Drummond’s toe continues to fully heal, the Lakers are set to play the Miami Heat in an NBA Finals rematch on Thursday evening down in South Beach. Drummond got injured in his first game with the Lakers last week against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Lakers head coach Frank Vogel says Andre Drummond is out tonight vs. Raptors. Said Dre “still had some tenderness in the toe. We’re hopeful he’ll play against Miami.”
Vogel said Drummond participated in some drills in practice Monday.
Wes Matthews (neck) is available tonight.
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With the 27-year-old Drummond originally being brought in specifically to quell the continued injury woes that have plagued the Lakers throughout the 2020-21 campaign, the former Cavaliers and Pistons standout, unfortunately, became hampered with a loss of a toenail. In addition to Drummond and others, the Lakers have also been without the team’s two best players in superstar forward LeBron James and All-Star big man Anthony Davis as well.
One bright spot for Los Angeles, however, is that seasoned sharpshooter Wesley Matthews will indeed be making his return to the lineup on Tuesday evening against the pesky Toronto Raptors. Matthews has been dealing with a nagging neck injury.