Lakers' Ronnie Price has broken nose

A doctor confirmed Tuesday that Lakers starting point guard Ronnie Price suffered a broken nose against the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Lakers are listing Price as probable for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Price suffered the injury Monday when he received an elbow to the face from Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson in Portland's 98-94 win at the Moda Center.

Price hit the floor after trying to take a charge from Robinson late in the third quarter, bled profusely, and was helped to the locker room. He later received 11 stitches to close a gash on the bridge of his nose and didn't return to the game, finishing with 11 points and eight assists in 27 minutes.

Price said Monday that he probably wouldn't wear a mask if it came to that.

Price is the second Laker to have that injury in less than a week. Lakers forward Ed Davis also suffered a broken nose Friday in a close loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center.