Lakers forward Julius Randle had his rookie season cut short on opening night.
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, who is recovering from a broken leg, was cleared to participate in non-contact basketball activities Monday.
Randle, who was picked seventh in the 2014 NBA Draft, suffered the season-ending injury during the first game of the season.
"I don’t even think about. I don’t feel it," Randle told The Los Angeles Times. "No pain, no soreness, no nothing."
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Lakers coach Byron Scott said Randle, who had surgery to repair the leg and another procedure to replace a screw in his right foot originally inserted after a high school injury, will hopefully start playing in a few months.
"This is all in preparation for getting him ready for summer league," Scott told the Times. "Each week, we’ll try to amp it up a little bit. By June, he should be running up and down the court."