Anthony Davis (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is both a power forward and a center. The following article summarizes the Laker’s star’s injury situation.
What exactly is Anthony Davis’s injury?
UPDATE (May. 22):
Davis (foot) is expected to play in Monday’s Game 4 against the Nuggets, according to Harrison Faigen of SBNation.com.
Davis is still dealing with a right foot stress issue, but he has been able to play recently and will most likely do so again Monday as the Lakers try to avoid elimination.
UPDATE (May. 20):
According to Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com, Davis (foot) is expected to play in Game 3 against the Nuggets on Saturday.
Davis has been listed as probable for the whole postseason for the same reason, so his fate for Game 3 isn’t in serious doubt.
UPDATE (May. 18):
According to Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com, Davis is scheduled to play on Thursday despite suffering a stress injury to his right foot.
Davis’ right foot ailment has made him questionable for every playoff game thus far, but he has played in every one.
UPDATE (May. 16):
Despite a right foot stress injury, Davis is expected to play Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Nuggets on Tuesday, according to Harrison Faigen of SBNation.com.
Davis has kept the same probable status throughout the playoffs and hasn’t missed a game.
UPDATE (May. 12):
According to Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times, Anthony Davis (head/foot) is expected to play in Game 6 against the Warriors on Friday.
The major point here is that the Lakers are no longer addressing Davis’ head injury at the end of Game 5.
Davis has been carrying probable tags for weeks due to a foot injury, so he appears to be a go for Game 6.
UPDATE (May. 11):
Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a head injury during Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Davis took an elbow from Warriors center Kevon Looney.
Davis sat on the bench for a few minutes after the hit to the head, looking as if his vision had been affected. He was then led back to the dressing room for evaluation.
The seriousness of this injury is yet unknown, but anything head related is always troubling.
During the show, Chris Haynes provided an important update, stating that Davis was transported away on a wheel chair and did not appear to be in good health. Haynes also shared the big news on Twitter.
Anthony Davis has been escorted away in a wheelchair for further evaluation. https://t.co/vmhusZYPMT
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 11, 2023
Lakers coach Darvin Ham was questioned about Davis following the Lakers’ 121-106 loss and he delivered a simple answer.
“Obviously everyone saw he took a shot to the head but I just checked in on him,” Ham said. “He seems to be doing really good already. That’s just where it’s at. That’s the status of it right now.”
UPDATE (May. 10):
Anthony Davis is probable for Wednesday’s Game 5 versus the Warriors due to a right foot stress injury.
UPDATE (May. 08):
Anthony Davis (foot) is probable for Game 4 against the Warriors on Monday.
UPDATE (May. 06):
Anthony David (foot) is expected to play in Game 3 against the Warriors on Saturday.
UPDATE (May. 04):
According to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Anthony Davis is expected to play in Game 2 on Thursday due to a right foot stress injury.
Davis has been a fixture on the Lakers’ injury report owing to a nagging foot issue and will be listed as probable once more. Davis, despite this, has yet to miss a playoff game.
Davis has averaging 22.1 points, 15.0 rebounds, and 4.3 blocks in 37.4 minutes of playoff action this season.
UPDATE (May. 02):
Davis is listed as likely for Tuesday’s game, according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
Davis has been added to the injury list yet again, but he should be able to play through the foot ailment.
UPDATE (Apr. 28):
Davis is expected to play in Game 6 against the Grizzlies on Friday due to a right foot stress injury, according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
Given that Davis has been labeled as likely in each of the first five games of the series yet has played in all of them, fans can expect Davis to be ready to go on Friday.