Anthony Davis staged a nice comeback from the Achilles injury that’s been bothering him, scoring 35 points in a Lakers win on the night.
Later on, he revealed that his Achilles wasn’t his major problem – it was somewhere else on his foot. AD said that the Achilles problem was a result of another tendon in that region getting problematic.
“It felt great going into the game. But as you play, you’re always using that Achilles tendon, and it got sore towards the end just because I was constantly moving on it. But it felt great coming into the game, felt great throughout the game, but late game it kind of was bothering me a little bit.”
“I felt like we had the game in hand, and coach felt that way, so I was able to sit down the last two and a half [minutes]. It felt great, I’ll get some treatment on it tomorrow and get ready for Denver.”
Anthony Davis reveals what injury he’s suffering
Anthony Davis explained that his rest periods were basically precautionary for preventing extra stress on his Achilles tendon. The forward/center revealed that it was another injury that was causing all this pandemonium:
“I’m just trying to keep it as loose as possible… It’s not the actual Achilles tendon where you guys are thinking about, where it can be scary.”
“It’s — I forgot the name of it — something that’s over it that’s pretty sore, so it’s not the actual tendon, which is why it’s comfortable me to play and get it loose, and why the doctors and training staff are comfortable enough to let me go out there and perform as well.”
LeBron James and Anthony Davis tonight:
– LBJ: 28 PTS – 9 REB – 8 AST – 60 FG%
– AD: 35 PTS – 8 REB – 2 STL – 59 FG%
Came back down 20+ points…Greatness. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ot69VIW89V
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) February 13, 2021
Anthony Davis has struggled for his offensive rhythm in the season so far. He was a lock for the All-NBA First Team and the All-Defensive First Team last season. But this time around, he might find it tough to get to even the Second Team.