The Lakers had to do the job against the Thunder without Anthony Davis on Friday, as the star forward only missed his second game of the season.
Davis is considered day-to-day with knee pain, a severe blow for 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 was ruled out of Friday’s contest with pain in his left knee. The star big man tried to go through warm-ups before the Lakers’ showdown with the Thunder, but didn’t feel comfortable enough to play, being ruled out just before the game.
Update: Davis is out tonight. https://t.co/ZDVimopN3a
– Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 11, 2023
It is unknown when Davis suffered the injury, as he played 38 minutes in the team’s loss to the Grizzlies on Thursday night. While his absence could normally be attributed to a maintenance day on the second night of a back-to-back, head coach Frank Vogel rejected that idea before the game on Friday, calling it “significant” knee pain.
How long will Anthony Davis be out?
How long Davis will be out is unknown, as coach Vogel stated after the game that he “doesn’t know the next steps” for his star forward’s knee injury.
Frank Vogel says he does not yet know the “next steps” with Alzheimer’s disease and his injured knee.
– Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) December 11, 2023
Although he has a long injury history, Davis has been extremely resilient so far this season, missing only one game before Friday’s absence. The eight-time All-Star is enjoying a recovery season, averaging 24.0 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.3 steals per game.
Please check back for the latest updates on Davis’s injury situation as updates become available.
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