Lakers star forward, Anthony Davis, has some good news after going down to what looked like a horrific injury in the game against the Wolves.
The Los Angeles Lakers were already short of a few players they added in the off-season and some to health and safety protocols recently. And then Anthony Davis gets an injury in the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Lakers lost (110-92) yet another game Friday night when they visited Minnesota. But that was their least of concerns, Anthony Davis’ injury was the bigger one.
The injury occurred in the middle of the third quarter, after LeBron James passed the ball to Davis, then tried to create some space by pushing off Jaden McDaniels. James got an offensive foul on the play, but McDaniels fell directly into Davis’ leg.
ANTHONY DAVIS HURT! …again
AD sustained two different injuries in the game at Minnesota on Friday night, first hurting his right ankle and then his left knee. pic.twitter.com/y1kJLhCFZX
— Barry Cunningham (@barrycunningham) December 18, 2021
This led to Davis going out of the game immediately. He later underwent an MRI on the knee, and it revealed an MCL sprain, the team announced. But there is good news from “the Brow” himself.
Anthony Davis’ MCL sprain isn’t major
After the injury, Lakers fans were in terror when they saw Davis hobbling while going inside the tunnel, and even collapsing, distorted in pain clutching his knee. But to the relief of the Purple and Gold, according to the 8-time All-Star, the injury is not a major one.
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) December 20, 2021
Lakers were already suffering with 5-players in NBA’s health and safety protocols before Russell Westbrook made a last-minute comeback before the pre-game.
Trevor Ariza will play his first game against the Bulls while Kendrick Nunn still has to make his debut due to injury. So, the undersized Lakers squad has signed the veteran guard Isaiah Thomas from the G-league on a hardship extension.
Still searching to get on their first winning streak, the Lakers couldn’t afford any more injuries or players going out to protocols. And would be wishing a speedy recovery for Davis to avoid losing a series of games.