Lakers lose Kuzma indefinitely due to foot injury

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma is out indefinitely with a stress reaction in his foot, an injury he suffered while he was with Team USA this summer, the Lakers announced.

Kuzma, 24, has not been cleared for full practice or game participation and will miss at least the first three weeks of training camp, the team said. Kuzma averaged 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Lakers last season.

Camp opens Saturday for the Lakers, who are traveling to China in October to take part in two preseason games against the Brooklyn Nets. They will play on Oct. 10 in Shanghai and Oct. 12 in Shenzhen.

The Lakers open the regular season Oct. 22 against the LA Clippers.

Kuzma will travel with the Lakers to China and is scheduled for an MRI when the team returns. A status update will be given at that time.

The Lakers also announced that rookie guard Talen Horton-Tucker continues to receive treatment for a stress reaction in his right foot and will have limited participation in training camp.

Rookie forward Jordan Caroline underwent foot surgery on his fifth metatarsal on Sept. 6, the Lakers said. He is expected to miss 10 to 12 weeks.