How lengthy is Anthony Davis out? Harm timeline, return date, newest updates on Lakers star

The Lakers might be with out considered one of their most essential gamers for an prolonged interval.

Los Angeles ahead Anthony Davis is heading again to the bench after reaggravating an Achilles harm throughout a February recreation in opposition to the Nuggets. With the seven-time All-Star anticipated to sit down a number of weeks, the Lakers might be relying much more on MVP candidate LeBron James as they give the impression of being to keep away from a main drop within the Western Convention standings.

What’s subsequent for Davis? This is all the things we find out about his harm and the newest information on when he might return to the courtroom.

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What’s Anthony Davis’ harm?

Throughout the second quarter of a Feb. 14 recreation in Denver, Davis tried to drive previous Nuggets middle Nikola Jokic and was ready to attract a foul. He walked out of bounds after he heard the whistle, clearly limping as he made his approach to the free throw line.

Davis hit each photographs on the charity stripe, however the Lakers needed to sub him out on the subsequent stoppage. He by no means returned, and Los Angeles misplaced by a ultimate rating of 122-105.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Davis had reaggravated his proper Achilles tendonosis, which knocked him out of two video games earlier within the month. Happily for Davis and the Lakers, MRI outcomes confirmed no rupture of the best Achilles tendon however reportedly revealed a calf pressure and confirmed the tendonosis.

“I felt nice coming again the primary time in opposition to Memphis, and I will do the identical factor, the identical steps to get it again proper,” Davis stated after the sport. “Clearly, be slightly bit smarter with it, like I used to be sensible the primary time, however even smarter. Up the remedy extra — as an alternative of thrice a day, possibly 5 occasions a day simply attempting to get it again the place it must be to go on the market and assist the workforce.”

How lengthy will Anthony Davis be out?

Lakers coach Frank Vogel advised reporters Feb. 18 that Davis might be out for “4 weeks” after medical doctors confirmed the calf pressure earlier within the night.

“We need to attempt to put this totally behind him and be conservative with it simply to ensure that it is totally healed earlier than he is again,” Vogel stated.

The workforce later stated the timetable was an estimate. Wojnarowski reported beforehand that Davis can be reevaluated in two to 3 weeks however was “unlikely” to play once more earlier than the 2021 All-Star break.

It is clear that the Lakers is not going to rush Davis again earlier than he’s prepared, as Los Angeles is extra targeted on having him for one more playoff run than a number of video games in February and March.

“For me, all I care about is well being,” James stated when requested about Davis’ harm. “I need him to be wholesome. Our workforce wants him to be wholesome. He is acquired to ensure that he takes all the precautionary causes, all the things, do his due diligence on what’s going on together with his harm and be proper when he comes again.”

UPDATE: The Lakers introduced throughout their recreation March 12 that Davis had been cleared to enter the following section of his restoration and can be reevaluated in two weeks, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and different reporters. LA will play 9 video games in 14 days from March 15 via March 28. 

Anthony Davis stats for 2020-21 season

  • 22.5 factors per recreation
  • 8.4 rebounds per recreation
  • 3.0 assists per recreation
  • 1.8 blocks per recreation
  • 1.3 steals per recreation
  • 2.0 turnovers per recreation
  • 32.8 minutes per recreation
  • 53.3 % capturing
  • 29.3 % 3-point capturing
  • 71.5 % free throw capturing

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