Los Angles Lakers forward Anthony Davis is expected to miss at least a month after suffering a right foot injury in Friday’s win over the Denver Nuggets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports on Sunday.
The severity of the foot injury was still being determined Sunday and that was keeping the Lakers from releasing any further updates about a specific timetable for his return, The Associated Press is reporting. The report also stated that the person with knowledge about the matter spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither Davis nor Los Angeles had released any information to the media.
The Athletic first reported that Davis was set to miss several weeks of action before several other media outlets confirmed the All-Star forward’s injury status. Read more: NBA scores last night: biggest wins, standout performances, and highlights
Before picking up the injury, Davis was in good form. He leads the Lakers with averages of 27.4 points and 12.1 rebounds per game, and has been in the NBA’s MVP conversation. He suffered the unfortunate injury in the first half of the LA Lakers’ win over Denver on Friday night. His upcoming absence is a huge disappointment to Los Angeles which is still hoping to push for a playoff spot.
It is yet another in a long line of injury woes for the eight-time All-Star and four-time All-NBA selection. He missed 36 of the Lakers’ 72 regular-season games in the 2020-21 season, then didn’t play in 42 of their 82 games last season.
And now, another extended absence awaits. The LA Lakers entered Sunday’s game against Washington with a 12-16 record, good for only 12th place in the Western Conference, and remained outside the playoff picture.