With a Tuesday-Wednesday back-to-back against the Bucks and Pistons on the horizon, the Lakers had some injury questions as Lamar Odom and Theo Ratliff underwent respective MRI’s on Monday morning, and Steve Blake had missed Sunday evening’s loss against Phoenix with a stomach virus.
L.A. got good news relating to Odom, as the MRI on a sore right foot came back negative. The lanky lefty is thus expected to stay in the starting lineup against Milwaukee.
Blake is also expected to play in Wisconsin, as he was feeling better and did make the trip with the team.
The news is not so good in Ratliff’s case, however, as the 37-year-old center will have arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday morning in hopes of discerning the problem with his sore left knee. Lakers spokesman John Black said that the team would provide an update after the surgery.