According to Shams Charania and Bill Oram for The Athletic, Dennis Schröder will miss between ten and fourteen days of competition due to the coronavirus protocol.
Surprisingly, the point guard was not present in the loss of the Lakers against the Raptors. Although it is unknown if his loss was caused by a positive result from him or someone close to him, the player must be confined for almost two weeks and receive two negative tests to return to team discipline.
His state of health is also a mystery, despite having played with apparent normality last Friday. Schöder’s forced absence comes at a critical time for the Los Angeles Lakers season. The return of Anthony Davis and LeBron James from their injuries has not gone as well as expected by the franchise, which is 1-5 with AD and 0-2 with the King since their returns. This losing streak puts them bordering the play-in spots, tied with Portland and Dallas in the fight for positions ranging from 5th to 7th place in the Western Conference.
Nervousness seems to have taken hold of the Los Angeles environment at the idea of contesting the play-in tournament, and losing Schröder only worsens the situation. With thirteen days and eight games to go until the end of the regular season, the German could miss the remainder of it. (GG) (NBA Maniacs)