Hart (knee) had season-ending knee surgery Thursday to address an issue with his right patellar tendon, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Hart has been bothered by the knee for much of the season, and while he attempted to play through the discomfort, his effectiveness clearly waned. The Villanova product had already missed the last four games, and he'll now face a fairly lengthy recovery process of around 12 weeks. Expect Hart to return to basketball activities sometime in June and be fully ready for the start of the 2019-20 season.
Hart (knee) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.
This will be Hart's fourth straight absence while he nurses tendinitis in his right knee, and there has been no indication that Hart is close to making his return. However, with the Lakers not providing any updates on his health, he will continue to be evaluated on a game-by-game basis.
Hart (knee) won't play Tuesday against Washington, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
Hart is on track to miss his third straight contest due to tendinitis in his right knee, and the Lakers are unlikely to rush him back considering they've already been eliminated from the playoffs. His next chance to play will come Wednesday against Utah.
Hart (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Kings.
Hart will miss his second straight contest as he tends to tendinitis in his right knee. Now that the Lakers are officially eliminated from the playoffs, there is no need to rush Hart back until he is 100 percent healthy. Look for Reggie Bullock and Lance Stephenson to see increased action as long as Hart remains sidelined.
Hart popped up on the injury report Thursday with a knee injury that has been bothering him since January. It appears there is a chance that the medical staff will Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site Hart for the remainder of the season to avoid any additional damage, so there's a chance Hart has already seen the court for the last time this season.
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