That’s what happened on Wednesday night when Davis left a game against the Utah Jazz due to an apparent foot injury.
He landed wrong when catching a pass and had to be helped off the floor by his teammates before leaving the arena on crutches.
There was optimism that the injury wasn’t too bad and he would be back shortly after the All-Star break.
A more official diagnosis has been made and while Davis isn’t going to be sitting out too long, he won’t be back within the next few weeks as hoped.
Anthony Davis has a mid-foot sprain and will be evaluated again in four weeks, team says.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 18, 2022
It is now being reported that he has a mid-foot sprain and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
While it is true that it could have been a lot worse, this is once again bad news for the Lakers.
Another Tough Break
Davis has had a very rough season when it comes to his injuries.
The Lakers’ big man has already missed 17 straight games from late December to late January due to a sprained MCL in his left knee.
During his entire career, Davis has played more than 70 regular-season games just twice.
A major part of Davis’ tenure in the NBA has been about injuries and this season has been particularly worse than usual.
The only upside to Davis’ physical problems is that the Lakers have learned to survive without him.
With the leadership of LeBron James, the team has usually treaded water without Davis – although they would definitely do much better if he were on the floor.
Like the rest of the league, the Lakers are entering the All-Star break this weekend.
Following that, they have two games left in this month and then play nine through March 18, which is right around the time when Davis should return.