Latest Injury Update on NBA All-Star That Would Worry LeBron James’ Lakers

Published 12/18/2021, 10:59 PM EST
Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (left) talks with Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (right) after the game at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers have clearly not performed anywhere close to what fans expected from them. Now, the nightmare does not end for the Lakers fans as Anthony Davis is sidelined with an MCL Sprain in his left knee.

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After returning to court post an ankle injury, Davis injured himself again on his left knee after a Timberwolves player fell on it. Consequently, he is set to miss the next four weeks of NBA basketball. If the possibility of Westbrook getting traded was not enough, Davis’ sidelining and rumors of Westbrook’s exit are worrying the Lakers’ fans at the moment.

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How long is Anthony Davis expected to miss NBA basketball?

Anthony Davis has faced too many injury scares for the Lakers fans to be in a comfortable zone about it. Therefore, his vulnerability to injury has caused him to not become a reliable second option at the Lakers. Since his injuries cause a bad run of offensive performance, with his struggles already this season, this injury affects the franchise greatly.

November 30, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) shoots the basketball against Sacramento Kings forward Chimezie Metu (7) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

With reports of the LA front office discussing trade options for Russell Westbrook, this looks like the end of the Big Three at the Lakers. If LA chooses to trade Westbrook in the month which Davis is expected to miss, the Timberwolves game was the last time the Big Three would ever play together. That is unfortunate for the LA fans.

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A player who was in the Finals MVP discussion two seasons ago is now struggling to shoot even at a 20% efficiency from beyond the arc. That feels like an unbelievable fact. However, Davis’ current 3 point percentage is 17.9% which is a worrying sight for any Lakers fans.

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Many fans have criticized Davis for this bad run of form. However, could this break because of injury be what he needs to get his form in order? LeBron James and the Lakers certainly have their prayers up hoping for his quick recovery and return.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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