Lakers' Dennis Schroder dealing with more than just neck pain - ClutchPoints

The Los Angeles Lakers grabbed a massive victory on Friday night over the undermanned Phoenix Suns, moving up to seventh position within the Western Conference with a game ahead. However Guard Dennis Schroder was a late scratched due to neck pain. While it’s unlikely to be severe, it appears that the German has a different health problem as well.

According to Lakers Daily, Schroder also disclosed that he’s suffering from an Achilles problem that continues to cause him pain. It’s not optimal as the play-in tournament is near. Schroder has been quite solid in his second time as a player with Los Angeles, averaging 12.6 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.5 rebound per game.

Schroder has appeared in 66 games and has made 50 starts. The 29-year old last played on Wednesday, in a rout defeat in the loss to Los Angeles Clippers. LA Clippers, scoring just two points in just 13 minutes. Darvin Ham made a statement on Schroder’s neck injury. He believes it’s simply wear and wear and tear. Via Michael Corvo:

“I believe it’s just general wear and tear,” Ham said when asked about the reason for the sudden injury diagnosis. “Things occur when you lie in mattress sleeping. He’s been fighting. I call him “Mr. 94-50′ because of because he’s tenacious in his defensive play and is able to navigate screens and all that. Also, trying to get in front. Extreme neck soreness. It’s a common occurrence … You just have to take all the measures we can to keep him safe and ensure he’s receiving the right treatment. Try for a few days.”

Achilles tendon injuries might not be something to worry about. However, with two issues plaguing Dennis Schroder it’s something to keep an eye on ahead of the postseason basketball.