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Quirks in the Machine

Sasha Vujacic is out for at least a week with an ankle injury that sounds serious, but apparently isn't. Mike Trudell of the Lakers Blog writes:

Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic will be shut down from basketball activities for 10-to-14 days due to a small avulsion fracture in his ankle.


According to The Mayo Clinic, an avulsion fracture "occurs when a ligament or tendon attached to a bone pulls away a piece (fragment) of the bone."

No, this isn't earth shattering. He's a supporting player, it's a minor injury, and this is pre-season. But I really wanted to use that headline.

CORRECTION: The story on Lakers Blog has been changed, because apparently the Mayo Clinic description of what happened is more extreme than what happened to The Machine.