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Luke Walton re-injures hamstring, out for second half

October 22, 2010 |  8:58 pm

Lukewalton_275 Forward Luke Walton re-aggravated his right hamstring in the first half of the Lakers' game against the Golden State Warriors tonight and didn't return to play in the exhibition game in Ontario.

Walton played only 4 minutes 30 seconds in the first half before he was injured. He had not scored.

Walton missed the first six exhibition games with a strained right hamstring. He played in his first exhibition game Thursday night in San Diego against the Warriors.

With Walton again injured, his availabilty for Tuesday night's season opener at Staples Center against the Houston Rockets is questionable.

Walton spent the summer recovering from a pinched nerve in his back through a series of rehabilitation methods, including yoga.

But a few days into training camp, Walton suffered the hamstring injury that continues to bother him.

Walton has two more years on his contract after this season that pays him a total of $11.48 million.

-- Broderick Turner

Photo: Lakers forward Luke Walton tries to cut off the drive of Warriors forward David Lee in an exhibition game Thursday night in San Diego. Credit: Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press