Kyle Kuzma eye injury: He has abrasion after being cut
Kyle Kuzma was bleeding from around his right eye after taking an elbow to the face during the second quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 112-107 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
Kuzma was defending Darius Bazley, who was trying to get by his man. Bazley caught Kuzma in the face with his elbow while making a move.
Kyle Kuzma takes an elbow straight to his eye pic.twitter.com/ewCdK7aYQf
— NBA RETWEET (@RTNBA) November 20, 2019
Kuzma began bleeding and left the game. He was termed questionable but did not return to the game despite taking some shots at halftime.
Kyle Kuzma got poked in the eye in that first half. He’s questionable to return. He ran out at halftime just before the 3rd Q, and took a few shots, before returning to the bench to talk to the training staff.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November 20, 2019
After the Lakers’ win, head coach Frank Vogel said Kuzma had an eye abrasion and was cleared to return, but the coach used his better judgment in not playing the forward any further.
Kuzma had five points in nine minutes before exiting. He’s averaging 14 points in 23.7 minutes per game this season.