Anthony Davis was driving through the driveway in the first quarter of Lakers‘Friday night match against Minnesota Timberwolves When he appeared to step on the foot of a Wolverhampton player, twisting his right ankle in the process and falling to the ground in pain.
Davis remained on the ground for several minutes while being looked at by the Lakers coach before he was finally helped and limped off the floor, down the tunnel and into the locker room. But when he came back a few minutes later and played well in the third quarter, the team seemed to have dodged a shot.
Unfortunately, that good fortune didn’t last, as with about six minutes left in the third quarter, Timberwolves winger Jaden McDaniels dropped to Davis’s knee after being fouled by LeBron James, causing a turn inside and leaving Davis unable to put in much. weight on it.
Davis was helped off the floor, quickly turning a 3-point deficit into a 20-plus-one like Timberwolves Pushed away to win 110-92 While the Lakers looked shocked.
The Lakers said that Davis He has a bruise on his left knee They will undergo an MRI while the team continues its road trip in Chicago. There is clearly no timetable on it yet moving forward.
“We asked him how he’s doing. He said we’ll find out more tomorrow. That’s all we know,” LeBron James said after the match. “My concern is always with his health…she wishes the best and leaves it in the hands of the man above.”
“He’s met the team doctor here, he’s going to be evaluated with an MRI tomorrow, and we’ll know more at that time,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel added. “Hopefully this is something simple and can come back soon, but we’ll find out tomorrow.”
ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reports that on first examination, Davis’ knee appears structurally sound.
A source familiar with Anthony Davis’ left knee injury tells ESPN, “So far everything is in good shape, but you want to take another photo.”
– Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 18 2021
Davis was already dealing with Persistent left knee pain — the same knee that McDaniels has hit — for several days now, an injury that has cost him two games this week. With this problem exacerbated, the team is clearly wise to be careful with its star here and try to avoid making the knee worse, especially during a time when there is already a shortage of healthy players amid Ongoing COVID-19 outbreak among team travel group.
As long as Davis stays out and Dwight Howard stays in health and safety protocols, the team’s options for traditional positions will be on Deandre Jordan and two-way player Jay Huff, an unpolished newbie.
This evolving story will be updated with more information.
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