By Johnny Askounis/ email@example.com
Even worse than the original diagnosis, Anthony Davis will be sidelined for at least four weeks with a mid-foot sprain, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday.
Davis, 28, was set to miss at least two weeks due to a right ankle sprain after the X-rays. However, the MRI revealed a mid-foot sprain extending his absence. He will be re-evaluated in four weeks, as noted.
The 2020 NBA champion, former Kentucky standout picked first overall in the 2012 draft by the New Orleans Pelicans, was hurt during the home game opposite the Utah Jazz Wednesday. He was helped to the locker room after a scary fall in the second quarter.
A left knee injury forced him to the injury list for over one month December through January. He also missed 36 of the 72 Regular Season games last season due to right calf and heel issues, after inking a five-year $190M contract extension.
So far in the 2021-22 Regular Season, he has been limited to 37 appearances. He averaged 23.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 1.2 steals per contest. The Lakers under head coach Frank Vogel currently sit in the Play-In zone, ninth in the Western Conference, packing a 27-31 record.
According to the adjusted timeline, Davis is set to miss multiple games following the All-Star break. His side is set to resume action facing the Los Angeles Clippers on February 26. Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, and Stanley Johnson are expected to take on larger roles.
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