Lakers get good news on Nick Young’s injury

When Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young went down with what appeared to be an Achilles injury Tuesday, many feared the worst. There was no contact as Young limped to the scorer’s table before falling to the floor, and he had to be carried off the court.

Thankfully for the Lakers, however, it wasn’t as serious as it seemed.

Young will miss two to four weeks after the results of an MRI revealed a strained calf muscle in his right leg, according to a team release.

Young has been surprisingly important for the Lakers this season, especially defensively. He’s averaging 13.3 points in 25 minutes per game as the team’s starting two-guard, while shooting 45.8 percent from the field — a mark which is a career-best.