LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Lakers are getting some much needed help back on the COVID-19 front, as head coach Frank Vogel has cleared protocols and is eligible to return to all basketball activities.

Vogel was forced to miss six games due to the virus, a span in which the Lakers lost five of those six matchups.

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He made a triumphant return on Friday evening, leading the Purple and Gold to a 139-106 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Assistant Coach David Fizzdale took over the helm in Vogel’s absence.

According to ESPN, Vogel is one of 10 head coaches who have entered COVID-19 protocols this season, including: Chauncey Billups, Rick Carlisle, Mark Daigneault, Billy Donovan, Alvin Gentry, Michael Malone, Doc Rivers and Monty Williams.

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The same-town rival Clippers were on the opposite end of the spectrum on Friday, as head coach Ty Lue was forced to enter COVID-19 protocols.