LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis’ foot pain has subsided and he is expected to rest for the next 7 to 10 days to be reevaluated for a possible return to the game, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski. . Friday.
The Lakers announced Friday that Davis is out with a “strain injury,” but sources said there is still hope Davis can survive surgery and be in position to play if he continues to make progress. Is.
The Lakers and Davis remain cautious about the injury, but remain hopeful that he could be on his way to play again sometime after a re-evaluation in early January.
Davis, playing his most dominant basketball in years, was injured last week during Denver’s win over the Denver Nuggets after colliding with Nikola Jokic’s leg while both were in the air near the basket in the first quarter.
ESPN reported at the time that the star power forward would be sidelined for several weeks.
“After extensive consultation with Lakers team physicians and outside experts, it has been determined that Anthony Davis has a stress injury to his right foot. Davis will be out indefinitely. Further updates will be provided as appropriate.” Will go.” the team said in a statement on Friday.
Davis, who attended the Lakers’ shootout practice on Friday wearing a winter hat and slippers, missed his fourth straight game as Los Angeles lost to the Charlotte Hornets 134-130. The Lakers are 1-3 without him since the Denver game.
The 11-year veteran was enjoying a career renaissance this season before injury, averaging a career-high 27.4 points on 59.4% shooting from the field as well as 12.1 rebounds per game (a career high) along with 2.6 Achieved it. assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.3 steals.