‘A Little Stinger’: Anthony Davis Describes His Latest Knee Injury as Lakers’ Injury List Grows

Published 10/27/2021, 9:15 AM EDT
Oct 26, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) lays in a basket in the first half against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

After a close victory against the Grizzlies, the Lakers took on against the San Antonio Spurs yesterday. While the big three of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook were fine against Memphis, LBJ did suffer from an injury in the game.

The Lakers certainly didn’t want to risk James aggravating his injury though and, as a result, the 36-year-old was rested. With ‘King James‘ missing, Davis and Westbrook took over as they put up an incredible display combining for 68 points.

But it seems like the win might have hampered the big three yet again. Davis, who had his best performance of the season, took a knock to his knee in the fourth quarter of the game. Although he did struggle from the injury, he powered through the same and prevailed in OT as he led the Lakers to a 125-121 victory.

Lakers’ Anthony Davis explains his latest knee injury

After his latest display against the Spurs, AD spoke about his latest injury. In a presser Davis said, “We want to box out and then, I mean, he was doing his job flying in but I was still kind of playing it on the ground and you know he ran into my knee like a little stinger.”

The Lakers’ superstar added, “You know, just a little stinger and then started moving just kind of went away as I kept playing. Still felt it a little bit but tried to finish the game… We’ll see how it is when I wake up tomorrow. A little ice treatment. We will do some more stuff when we land in OKC.”

This latest knock is certainly a massive cause of concern for the Lakers. Over the years, Davis has had many injuries. Be it an ankle injury or a knock to the knee, AD has missed time in every campaign.

With LeBron recovering from a knock against the Grizzlies, this Davis knee injury only adds to the growing list of concerns. Not only they might miss LeBron and AD, they are also missing some of their key guards as well.

But the only respite for the Lakers will be their easier schedule. With Westbrook finally gaining some form, the Purple and Gold might opt to rest both of the superstars. Do you think Davis will miss the next game against the Thunder?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.