Lakers forward Cole Swider has been diagnosed with a navicular stress reaction of the right foot, the team announced today in a press release.
Swider will be reevaluated in approximately four weeks, according to the Lakers. He’s not a lock to return at the four-week mark, but his status will be updated at that time.
An undrafted rookie who signed a two-way contract with the Lakers this offseason, Swider made his regular season NBA debut last Tuesday in Golden State. However, he played just two garbage-time minutes in that game and is far down the club’s depth chart, so his absence shouldn’t have any real impact on L.A.’s rotation.
Still, Swider is the latest in a growing string of Lakers who are on the shelf with multi-week injuries. Both Thomas Bryant and Dennis Schröder underwent procedures to repair torn thumb ligaments and were ruled out for at least three or four weeks. With Swider joining them on the injured list, the Lakers will be missing one more option off the bench for the foreseeable future.