Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis is scheduled for an MRI after he felt an injury to his right leg during Friday’s game with the Denver Nuggets, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
Davis was seen to have suffered an injury in his heel during the first quarter after his leg was struck by Nuggets player Nikola Jokic. Davis didn’t return to the game until the break, scoring 10 points over 17 minutes. The Lakers won the game 126-108.
Davis has been absent with flu-like symptoms, tightness in the lower back as well as a left calf contusion this season. Injuries are not new to the Hall of Fame hopeful in 2020. He played just 40 games during the season, and 36 games in 2020-21.
In actuality, the 29-year-old has not been able to play more than 75 matches during an entire season, and has only been able to reach the mark of 70 games only once since he joined the NBA as the number. one overall selection at the time of the year 2012 NBA draft.
He’s not stopped from putting together a resume that includes the title as well as four All-NBA picks, eight All-Star nominations with three block titles as well as an appearance on the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.
The Kentucky player’s brilliance on his own is one of the reasons there is still hope for Los Angeles despite a slow beginning to the season and he’s scoring 27.4 per game, 12.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.3 steals per game.
While the Lakers cannot realistically hope to duplicate Davis his production when he’s out expect Thomas Bryant to see more playing time.