After months of hypothesis on whether or not he would signal with Los Angeles, Andre Drummond’s Lakers debut was reduce quick by a bruise to his proper huge toe.
Drummond suffered the damage through the first quarter of the Lakers’ 112-97 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night time.
The 27-year-old veteran continued enjoying because the ache elevated earlier than lastly checking on the damage.
“After halftime, I lastly took my sock off to look and my entire toenail was gone,” mentioned Drummond.
“So, it was simply all unhealthy from there. I couldn’t stroll or run. So I simply instructed Coach [Frank Vogel] to take me out.”
Although it’s a minor damage, Drummond mentioned the ache was no joke, “I’ve misplaced a toenail earlier than, however this one was very painful,” mentioned Drummond. “I can’t even put footwear on. I’ve my flip-flops on proper now. So It’s very, very painful.”
Drummond’s subsequent step is easy, “Discover out what’s the most effective factor to do and get again as fast as attainable.”
Based on Laker officers, an X-ray of the massive toe got here again detrimental and they’re itemizing their new huge man as day-to-day.
“Icing it, caring for it, ensuring I get it wrapped up, sealed up,” mentioned Drummond.
It was the primary recreation for Drummond in additional than a month after the Cavs pulled him from their rotation on February 12, anticipating his departure and searching for a staff to tackle Drummond’s $29.5 million wage.
Drummond was waived by Cleveland and the Lakers signed him on March 28.
Regardless of the damage, Drummond felt good in regards to the staff’s begin.
“In that first quarter, a variety of vitality from our guys and myself. We’re having a variety of enjoyable on the market. Simply unlucky that it occurred the primary recreation,” mentioned Drummond.
LA takes on the Sacramento Kings Friday, however there’s no phrase on whether or not Drummond will take the court docket.