The Los Angeles Lakers just seemed to be turning things around and gaining momentum going into their game against the Timberwolves. As they leave, it would be safe to assume that they have cared for Anthony Davis.
At Minnesota, the big man returned to the locker room not once but twice after he appeared to have suffered an injury. A prolonged absence for him would be a serious blow to a Lakers team that has been unable to maintain full strength for long periods earlier in the year.
How long will the Lakers be without Davis? Here is everything we know about the injury.
What is Anthony Davis’ injury?
Davis injured his left knee at the 6:41 mark in the third quarter when Jalen McDaniels fell on his left leg after a push from LeBron James.
The 6-foot-10 forward was immediately out of the game and never returned. The injury appeared to be so severe that he fell in the tunnel on his way to the locker room.
Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said after the game that AD will undergo an MRI on Saturday in Chicago, where the Lakers will conclude their road trip playing the Bulls on Sunday.
Frank Vogel on AD injury: “Hopefully it’s a minor thing and I can come back soon, but we’ll find out more tomorrow.”
– Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) December 18, 2021
ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported after the game on Davis’ injury: “so far everything is in good structure, but I want to take another picture.”
How long will Anthony Davis be out?
As of yet, the severity of Davis’s injury is unclear and therefore a schedule for his return has yet to be announced. There should be more available after the MRI in Chicago.
Although he has a long history of injuries, Davis has been extremely resilient so far this season, missing only three games before the Timberwolves contest.
The eight-time All-Star is enjoying a recovery season, averaging 23.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.2 steals per game.
Lakers next schedule
The game against Chicago will wrap up the team’s three-game road trip, after which they will head home, where they will play eight of their next 10.
|Sunday December 19||in Bulls||3:30 PM|
|Tuesday December 21||against suns||10:00 PM|
|Thursday, December 23||against Spurs||10:30 PM|
|Saturday December 25||against networks||8:00 PM|
|Tuesday, December 28||in rockets||8:00 PM|
|Wednesday December 29||in Grizzlies||8:00 PM|