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Mbenga had emergency laser surgery on his left eye performed by Dr. Ron Gallimore.
The sixth-year veteran, who averaged 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in the regular season, will miss a minimum of 72 hours, keeping him from the lineup for Game 1 against Oklahoma City on Sunday. He will be reevaluated Tuesday.
Dave McMenamin covers the Lakers for ESPNLosAngeles.com.
D.J. Mbenga was hit in the eye at Lakers>' practice Saturday and suffered a retinal hole, according to a team spokesman.