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Lamar Odom leaves game with lower right leg contusion

October 15, 2009 |  9:16 pm

Through three quarters Friday night in Las Vegas, the Lakers have pounded the Kings, looking pretty good in the process. More importantly, though, Lamar Odom banged shins with a King at the tail end of the first half, and left the floor limping at the break. Josh Powell started the second half, and when Odom came in to replace him, he was still in obvious discomfort and had to quickly check out. From there, he went straight to the locker room with trainer Gary Vitti.

The Lakers are calling it a contusion of his lower right leg. Obviously LO won't play any more tonight, and he's officially "day to day."

More news when we get it. I'm not a doctor, nor did I stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night, so I'm not going to diagnose the problem from my seat on press row. (I will, however, perform an emergency tracheotomy with an X-Acto knife and a ball point pen if given the chance.)  Didn't seem serious, though, and knock on wood it isn't.