Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis suffered a right foot strain in the 126-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 16. Response.
So, the 2020 NBA champion is working to overcome two different injuries. This does not include backsplashes. On Friday, the eight-time All-Star provided an update on his right leg injury. “I feel so much better. The pain is gone,” Davis said.
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Anthony Davis told a few of our reporters that he has bone spurs in his leg that may be there until his Kentucky days. He also has a stress response. The good news is there is already a cure for stress response and hope for recovery https://t.co/wOT0q9gXym
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 30, 2022
Before his right leg injury, the four-time All-NBA member was putting up MVP numbers. In 25 starts this season, Davis is averaging 27.4 points and a game-high 12.1 rebounds.
The 11-year veteran is also recording 1.3 steals and 2.1 blocks per contest while shooting a career-best 59.4% from the field. He is posting a career high true shooting percentage of 66.2%.
Lakers center Anthony Davis has eased pain in his right leg due to stress.
In the Lakers’ 130-119 loss against the Washington Wizards on December 4, the center scored a game-high 55 points in 38 minutes. In addition to grabbing 17 rebounds, Davis shot 22-30 (73.3%) from the floor and made two 3-pointers.
Davis ranks 10th in games played, 16th in total offense (302), seventh in blocks (53), 11th in 2-point field goals made (246), second in player efficiency rating (31.8), ninth in defensive rating (107.5), and eighth in offensive rating (130.5).
So I listened to Anthony Davis’ interview.
– He was told he had a fracture and bone spurs (first x-ray).
– next day stress response (navicular bone)
– AD said “The bone spur was hitting the navicular bone and it caused a stress reaction
— Dr. Evan Jeffries, DPT (@GameInjuryDoc) December 31, 2022
Thirty-five games into the 2022-23 season, the Lakers are 14-21 and sit in 13th place in the Western Conference. LeBron James and the rest of the starters are less aggressive in the paint for better rim protection.
Los Angeles wants the 29-year-old back as soon as possible. According to the injury report, Anthony Davis has announced that he will be sidelined indefinitely. There is no timetable for his return.
Moreover, the struggling team is ranked eighth with an average of 115.6 points per game. However, the Lakers rank 18th in offensive efficiency (1.092). Los Angeles is also allowing 117.6 points per contest, which ranks 27th in the league.