Lakers' Ryan Kelly out 6 weeks with hamstring tear

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Lakers forward Ryan Kelly will be out for at least six weeks with a torn right hamstring.

The Lakers announced their latest major injury Monday.

Kelly played only five minutes in the Lakers' blowout loss to Golden State on Sunday night. An ultrasound exam revealed the tear.

Kelly had played in only three games this season due to previous injuries to both hamstrings. The second-year pro from Duke excelled as a rookie last season.

While Kelly is sidelined, the Lakers expect Nick Young to make his season debut Tuesday at Atlanta. He had thumb surgery last month.

Steve Nash and Julius Randle are already out for the season for Los Angeles, which dropped to 1-9 with its loss to the Warriors.

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