7:40pm: The Lakers confirmed in a press release that Schröder underwent surgery on Monday to repair the ulnar collaterial ligament on his right thumb and will be reevaluated in three weeks.
3:45pm: Lakers guard Dennis Schröder underwent surgery to repair a ligament in his right thumb on Monday and is expected to miss three-to-four weeks, head coach Darvin Ham told reporters, including ESPN’s Dave McMenamin (Twitter link).
It’s an unfortunate start to the 2022/23 season for Schröder, who re-joined the Lakers on a one-year, minimum-salary deal as a free agent last month after a strong performance at EuroBasket, helping lead the German team to a bronze medal. However, he missed most of training camp and preseason and was only able to practice with the Lakers for the first time last Monday due to a visa issue.
The 29-year-old said he has “unfinished business” with the Lakers after reportedly being unwilling to discuss a lucrative extension in his first stint with the team a couple of seasons ago. The rumored four-year, $80MM extension was never signed, and Schröder instead signed a one-year, $5.9MM with Boston last summer.
Schröder hopes his second stint with the Lakers is longer than his first (one season).
“Of course, it would be great to sign a big deal and a longer-term deal, and that’s my goal still,” he said. “But the end of the day, we are here now and I’m going to do everything I can right now to just help my teammates win ballgames.”
With Schröder sidelined, players like Kendrick Nunn, Patrick Beverley and Austin Reaves could see more playing time in his stead.
6 thoughts on “Dennis Schröder Expected To Miss 3-4 Weeks After Thumb Surgery”
Still sorta in shock that Lorenzo Brown outplayed this guy down the stretch of that great DEU/ESP semifinal gm in Berlin smh. Great tournament for Dennis & his squad no doubt but man it could been so much more. MUCH props to LoBrown for his performance in that game… Dennis gonna beast for LAL if they bring him off the bench tho. He’s been 1 of the best reserve guards in the league for the past decade, arguably the best
Let the injuries begin
Dennis Schroder will be solid when he makes it back. He’s a good defensive player with good on ball defense.
Westbrook would have ‘hamstring’ if coach refuses to fix him
It’s well known that Westbrook is mvp
Great use of that roster spot…
Lakers in shambles