Anthony Davis, Los Angeles AP, from the lakers has missed over one-third of the Los Angeles Lakers games this season due to injuries.
It is not looking like he will be back anytime soon. This is because, Davis sprained his right ankle during the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz. He was down on the court for several minutes.
The Lakers has said an X-ray on Anthony Davis’ ankle was negative and that he would receive further treatment during the upcoming All-Star break.
Frank Vogel, Lakers coach, said after the Lakers’ 106-101 win that Davis would get an MRI on Thursday to assess the severity of the sprain. “He was shaking his head about everything. He was frustrated because like it looks like he is going to miss some time,” said Vogel, who saw Davis in the locker room during halftime.
Prior to this, Anthony Davis had scored 17 points in 17 minutes before he went up to catch a lob pass and came down on Rudy Gobert’s heel with 3 minutes remaining in the first half.
Davis was unable to stand upright on his right foot. e was helped, off the court by team mates DeAndre Jordan, and Dwight Howard to the locker room. “It was sickening to see AD go down in that fashion.
LeBron James said that “It was an unfortunate play,” “The good thing is, he will be better a week from today when we all come back. He’ll be back as soon as he can. Nothing to rush.”
For the records, Anthony Davis is averaging 23.1 points and 9.7 rebounds in 37 games. He has been out of the lineup for 21 games, including 17 most of last month due to a knee injury. He was averaging 22.6 points and 9.3 rebounds in the 10 games since his return, including four where he had a double-double.
Vogel seemed a little troubled as he said, “We have to win as many games as we can and believe in who we have,” “We have a deep team. Alot guys may be in and out of the rotation but, everyone is going to be needed.”
We wish AD a speedy recovery.