Anthony Davis Re-Aggravates Achilles Injury in Loss to Nuggets
The Los Angeles Lakers are treading dangerous waters with superstar big man Anthony Davis.
No stranger to nagging injuries, Anthony Davis has recently been dealing with a right Achilles issues, which he re-aggravated on Sunday in a 122-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Davis missed two games earlier in the week with the injury and has now been loosely diagnosed with a right Achilles strain. He will undergo further tests on Monday before the Lakers make a final call on his injury. Of course, the major fear entering today is whether or not Davis suffered a full tear of his Achilles tendon, but there appears to be high level of optimism that the injury isn’t as serious as it initially looked.
This is the play that injured Anthony Davis, grabbing at his Achilles.
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“I mean, you kind of learn a lot from the MRI, so kind of just waiting on that,” Davis told reporters after Sunday’s contest when asked if he knew if he tore the tendon. “Obviously, the doctors don’t want to rule out anything and then it’s something, or say it’s something, then it’s not. But they say everything looks good, but you still want the MRI just to make sure.”
The 27 year old center has had an up-and-down year after re-signing with the Lakers and through 23 games, has averaged 22.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Nevertheless, thanks in large part to LeBron James’ MVP-level play, the Lakers have continued to strive despite Davis’ inconsistencies and currently sit at 21-7 on the year.
“I do put a lot of pressure on myself to go out there and play. If I feel I can go out there and play, I will. Just for the simple fact that I want to be able to help my team. And I can help my team from the sidelines, but I think I’m more effective when I’m on the floor. And they pay me to play,” Davis said.
“But this one is a little different that I definitely have to be smart with. I don’t want to go out there and try to play and risk it for the long term. So, all that is inclusive of what the MRI shows tomorrow. Knock on wood, it’s great information — and I’ll be out there sooner than later.”
Here’s hoping that Davis is back on the floor soon!