Lakers' Jabari Brown injured during Summer League practice

Published Jul. 8, 2015 1:41 p.m. ET

Well, things could have gotten off to a better start for the Los Angeles Lakers and Jabari Brown than this.

The Lakers are practicing this week in preparation for their road trip to the Las Vegas Summer League, and things had been going pretty well so far. Julius Randle participated in his first full practice, and D'Angelo Russell impressed, too. But on Monday, Jabari Brown was poked in the left eye at practice and had to leave the court.

The Lakers' official team website reports that Brown was examined by a doctor on Tuesday and was diagnosed with a small laceration of the mucus membrane that covers the front of the eye and lines the eyelids.

Brown, a D-League call-up for the Lakers last season, is expected to miss the team's first two summer league games.


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