Dennis Schroder
Dennis Schroder (Los Angeles Lakers)

The drama around the Los Angeles Lakers does not get any better than at this moment. Anything and everything is possible at the moment, as there is only one game left for the season to come to an end. In this game, the Lakers’ fate will be decided whether they will have to churn more for the postseason or land on the sixth spot on the table. Currently, purple and gold sit in the seventh position because of the loss on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers. However, a mysterious end still awaits the Lakers.

There is no doubt that the team needs to qualify directly for the playoffs and land in sixth position. The number of injuries in the locker room and exhaustion among the players are demanding rest. And the rest could only come if they finish the season as the sixth seed in the Western Conference. Otherwise, the fight for the playoffs will continue in the play-in tournament. It is commendable how the Lakers changed their season in the last two months. But now they suffer the consequences of a bad start to this NBA season. Moreover, the injuries to the players do not make it easy for them players.

LeBron James during Utah Jazz vs LA Lakers. (Los Angeles Lakers) source - Sportskeeda

Lakers’ Dennis Schroder Facing Neck And Achilles Problem

The 29-year-old had a much better second stint with the Lakers helping win over the past two months. But his injuries have caused him to miss the last two games in the fixture. According to the reports, he has been suffering from a problem with his neck and Achilles. Reports about his injuries do not suggest that he is going through something harsh. But it is a setback that he would have wanted to avoid and kept on playing. He has made major contributions to the team to carry on performing like the champions.

LeBron James often calls him Dennis the Menace because of his ability to toy with his opponents. But the last game he played was the loss against the Clippers. He only scored two points in 13 minutes of his playing time. Ham called him back to the bench to avoid any serious injury on him, as he is one of the solid players for him. The head coach even reckoned that “I think just overall wear-and-tear,” talking about Dennis. He also said that Dennis is facing extreme neck soreness and that they are doing everything to protect him.

Dennish Scroder (Los Angeles Lakers) Source - FanNation

In his time, the Lakers’ Schroder played in 66 contests and made 50 starts for the team. This suggests how crucial he is to Ham’s starters. He has not been shy of points as well, averaging 12.6 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.5 rebounds. The Lakers would wish for two things at this point. Schroder’s fast recovery and avoiding play-in tournament.