Anthony Davis (28, 2.08m) is suffering from a sprained right ankle contracted Wednesday night against Utah. The Lakers All Star pivot should be out for at least two weeks, according to ESPN on Thursday.
Davis out for at least two weeks. The absence of Anthony Davis on the floor in the second half, Wednesday in Los Angeles against Utah, did not prevent the Lakers, yet led by twelve points by the Jazz and Rudy Gobert as the end of the game approached. the meeting, to win and thus avoid a fourth defeat in a row. Unfortunately for the Californians, their star pivot will also miss the next meetings of the NBA champions in 2020 in the Orlando bubble.
Mal fell on Wednesday on an innocuous action while trying to recover a pass in the air from his teammate Malik Monk, “AD”, who had immediately writhed in pain on the ground after his right foot hit Gobert’s right heel, suffers from a sprained right ankle. He will therefore be absent for at least two weeks, announced ESPN this Thursday the day after the new blow for the “Monosourcil”. It is indeed not the first time this season that the former interior of the Pelicans, forced to seek the help of two partners to leave the field on Wednesday, finds himself on the floor.
Davis had already missed 22 games this season
Anthony Davis is suffering from a severe ankle sprain and will be re-evaluated in a few weeks. pic.twitter.com/2OcWeUUaHH
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Thus, Davis has already missed through injury 22 games of the 58 played since the takeover by these Lakers still in bad shape in the standings (despite this 27th victory since the start of the season, LeBron James and his family have to settle for ninth place in the classification in the West). Davis had essentially missed between the end of 2021 and the start of 2022, since a new injury, this time to a knee, had deprived him of competition for 17 games. This was also felt in the results of the LA franchise, which would therefore have done well without the new unavailability of one of its two locomotives. Only good news: Davis does not suffer from any fracture. In which case, the sequel would have been even more complicated for these Lakers not spared by the tiles this season.