Report: Lakers guard Alex Caruso dealing with new injury - Lakers Daily

Report: Lakers guard Alex Caruso dealing with new injury

Alex Caruso Lakers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso reportedly is dealing with a new injury.

The 26-year-old will not play in Sunday’s preseason game with a strained hip flexor.

However, the Lakers reportedly do not view it as a serious injury.

Caruso appeared in 64 games for the Lakers last season and started two.

He finished the year averaging 5.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

His role did increase in the postseason due to Avery Bradley sitting out, but he may not get a chance in such a role this season.

The Lakers added guards Dennis Schroder and Wesley Matthews and brought back Markieff Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope this offseason.

The Lakers will need Caruso to get healthy so they can figure out where he fits in their rotation.