Anthony Davis to reportedly miss “extended period”

2022-12-20T00:54:59+00:00 2022-12-20T00:59:09+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

20/Dec/22 00:54

Anthony Davis was hurt right when he was began playing some MVP-caliber ball.

By Eurohops team/

The Los Angeles Lakers have yet to provide a clear update on Anthony Davis and on how long he’s going to be out after suffering an injury in his right foot Friday (16/12) against the Denver Nuggets.

While initial reports said that Davis is going to be out for around a month, this later changed to describing the extent of his absence as “indefinite.” Now, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst mentioned on his The Hoop Collective podcast that the eight-time All-Star big man’s injury is “more concerning” than a sprain and he will miss “an extended period” of time.

Per Windhorst:

“He’s not gonna be out a game or two, he’s gonna be out an extended period. Hopefully, it’s an injury he can get some treatment on and get it healed. It’s not good, it’s not a sprained ankle, it’s not a sprained foot. From what I understand, it’s something more concerning than that.”

Davis has been plagued with injuries during his stint with the Lakers, especially in the last two years. He played 36 games in 2020-21 and had just 40 appearances last season.

So far this campaign, Davis was averaging 27.4 points and 12.1 rebounds. His performances since the season start were constantly improving and he was coming off a particularly strong stretch in December, with 33.3 points, including a phenomenal 55-point outing in a win over the Washington Wizards.

If Davis’ injury is confirmed to be as serious as Windhorst implies then the Lakers should likely move quickly into acquiring a quality big man to cover that gap on their roster.