Vujacic, Mbenga out vs. Thunder

Updated: April 18, 2010, 3:55 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant was the first Lakers player to step on the court Sunday, hoisting up shots with assistant coach Chuck Person 2 hours before tipoff, but not all of the injured players on the team are having as smooth a recovery.

D.J. Mbenga underwent emergency laser surgery on his left eye Saturday to repair a retinal hole. "He got hit twice in the head, once in the temple [Friday] and [Saturday] right about in the eye," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said during his pregame media ...

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