Official word from the Lakers: Anthony Davis has a right ankle sprain; X-rays were negative. No time table for recovery provided at this time. He will be reevaluated after the All-Star break.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 17, 2022
It is being reported that Davis has a right ankle sprain but, thankfully, X-rays indicate the injury isn’t too serious.
However, he is expected to miss two weeks with the Lakers and will be re-evaluated after the upcoming All-Star break.
Davis’ injury occurred Wednesday during LA’s 106-101 victory against the Utah Jazz, when he jumped to catch a pass in the paint and came down wrong on his ankle.
He fell to the floor in obvious pain and was then helped to the locker room by teammates.
Davis didn’t return to the game and fans were expecting the very worst.
LA Without AD
It seems that Davis gets hurt so often that the Lakers already have a game plan to move on without him.
Head coach Frank Vogel told CBS that the main goal is to “win games until we get him back” but didn’t go into much more detail aside from that.
This isn’t the first time this season that LA has had to survive a stretch without their iconic big man: Davis has appeared in 37 of the Lakers’ 58 games this season.
While playing, he’s been quite fantastic.
Davis is averaging 23.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 1.2 steals per game with a 53.7 percent mark from the field.
The Lakers will have a few options to fill the void that AD leaves but no one will ever truly substitute his offensive power and his defensive know-how.
The good news is that the injury doesn’t seem severe and that it comes right before the All-Star break when the team is going to be off the court for a while anyway.