The guard-forward will have his knee drained, prolonging his absence that's kept him out since December 29th.

Sigh.

An examination yesterday revealed that Xavier Henry, the reclamation prospect who had impressed the Lakers in the season's first two months, will sit out an additional month due to a knee injury. Henry was first sidelined a month and a half ago during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers, diagnosed with a bone bruise and the still-nebulous "abnormality of the lateral meniscus". He'll have his knee drained and injected with cortisone, a damning sign considering no one really seems to know how bad this injury truly is.

Henry is the seventh Laker currently on the shelf, along with Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, Nick Young, Jodie Meeks and Jordan Farmar. Each one of those players are scheduled to be re-evaluated soon after the All-Star break, with Xavier being the lone man who we know will be out a prolonged period of time. Sadly, others may join him soon.