Lakers' Josh Hart receives PRP injection, out through All-Star break

Feb. 11 (UPI) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart received a PRP injection to address tendinitis in his right knee Monday, the team announced.

The team declared that Hart will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.

Hart was dealing with knee soreness for several weeks and missed practice time and games. He didn’t play in the Lakers’ 143-120 loss Sunday against the Philadelphia 76ers and missed last Tuesday’s 136-94 defeat versus the Indiana Pacers.

Hart missed both games because of patella tendinitis.

The Lakers are already without guard Lonzo Ball, who suffered a sprained left ankle against the Houston Rockets on Jan. 19. Los Angeles ruled Ball out for 4-6 weeks.

Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson will have increased roles due to the absences of Hart and Ball in the backcourt.

The Lakers are 28-28 and 10th in the Western Conference. They trail the Los Angeles Clippers by 2 1/2 games for the No. 8 seed.

Los Angeles plays the Atlanta Hawks (18-38) on Tuesday night.

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