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The Lakers will once again be shorthanded this season, as they are dealing with injuries and Health and Safety protocols of the NBA.

More specifically, five players will be out for the Lakers in the game against the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday night.

Kostas Antetokounmpo (Health and Safety protocols), Alex Caruso (mild concussion), Marc Gasol (Health and Safety protocols), Anthony Davis (right calf strain) and Jared Dudley (right MCL tear) will be unavailable for the contest.

Furthermore, LeBron James (sore left ankle) and Markieff Morris (right knee contusion) are listed as probable by the Lakers.

The Lakers are on a three-game winning streak and have improved to 27-13 in the standings.