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Xavier Henry returns to Los Angeles Lakers training

Xavier Henry returns to practice for the Los Angeles Lakers and could make his comeback against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Xavier Henry has returned to practice for the Los Angeles Lakers as he steps up his recovery from a knee injury.

The 22-year-old suffered severe bruising to his right knee in the loss to the Philadelphia 76ers a fortnight ago, but reports have suggested that he could be available for Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"I'd be lying if I said I'm 100%, but I'm working at it and that's all I'm trying to do -- get back as fast as possible," Henry told reporters after beginning training again on the weekend.

Due to an ongoing injury crisis at point guard, a position where Henry has been used this season, Mike D'Antoni could be forced to recall the former Kansas Jayhawks guard earlier than expected.

"I'm optimistic," D'Antoni admitted. "I hope [he returns] pretty soon. I hope so."

The Lakers have lost 10 of their previous 11 matches.

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Xavier Henry #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates, as J.J. Redick #4 of the Los Angeles Clippers looks on in the fourth quarter at Staples Center on October 29, 2013
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