Los Angeles Lakers say Anthony Davis progressing well in injury recovery


LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis will be sidelined at least two more weeks because of tendinosis and a calf strain in his right leg, the Los Angeles Lakers said Friday.

Davis was examined by team doctors Friday prior to the Lakers’ first game out of the All-Star break against the Indiana Pacers and was cleared to ramp up activity in pursuit of a return, the team said.

L.A. has gone 3-7 without Davis since the All-Star big man had to exit a game against the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 14 before halftime after aggravating his right leg.

Davis is averaging 22.5 points (his lowest scoring output since his second season in the league) and 8.4 rebounds (his lowest total since his rookie year) this season, coming off a shortened offseason after capturing the championship in the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida.

Davis will be re-evaluated in two weeks by medical personnel before he will be eligible to return to play, the team said, meaning he will miss at least nine more games, including Friday’s contest against Indiana.

Damian Jones, who signed a second consecutive 10-day contract this week, started at center against the Pacers, with Marc Gasol also out because of the league’s health and safety protocols.

Source : ESPN