Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace is reportedly fine after dislocating the middle finger on his right hand in the fourth quarter of Sunday's exhibition game against the Sacramento Kings, according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com.
The dislocation occurred when World Peace tried to strip the ball away from DeMarcus Cousins with about three minutes remaining in the game. World Peace shared with Trudell that he popped it back in himself and should be good to go for the remainder of the preseason:
Quick injury update: @mettaworldpeace dislocated the middle finger on his shooting hand; he popped it back in himself & is OK.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 22, 2012
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN LA, fans could see World Peace rocking a splint in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. After that, the Lakers have one more preseason game (Thursday against Sacramento) before opening the season on Oct. 30 against the Dallas Mavericks.
World Peace finished Sunday's exhibition game with 14 points, four rebounds and four steals on 5-of-11 shooting.