Lakers' Cook sprains ankle, McKie has back spasms

Updated: October 18, 2006, 8:47 PM ET
Associated Press

McKie Cook

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The season opener is less than two weeks away, and the Los Angeles Lakers' injury problems are getting worse.

Brian Cook and Aaron McKie were the latest Lakers to be injured, and it's possible neither will play in Thursday night's exhibition game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.

Cook was hurt during warmups before Tuesday night's 96-91 loss to Sacramento in Las Vegas, sustaining a mild sprain of his left ankle. He played anyway, ...

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