Anthony Davis Injury Update: Lakers Superstar Reveals Condition of Thumb After Cruel Sprain

Published 11/05/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Nov 4, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley (7) has his shot blocked by Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) in the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


NBA superstar Anthony Davis is one of few key players at the Los Angeles Lakers. Over the years, the Lakers front office has built successive teams around Davis and Lakers’ talisman LeBron James. The eight-time NBA All-Star has often acted as a leader figure for the Lakers especially with LeBron James missing games because of increased injury concerns in his 19th season.

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The Lakers have started their 2021-22 NBA season in dismal form. Lakers’ talisman LeBron James is already out injured with an abdominal injury. The Lakers’ woes have seemingly piled up as another big-game player, Anthony Davis, picked up an injury against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Lakers’ power forward was seen grasping his hand in noticeable pain before the halftime buzzer.

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The 28-year-old revealed the status of his hand injury in the post game conference. When inquired by reporters about his thumb, Davis replied that it was “fine“. Reporters also questioned him about his availability on Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Davis answered, saying, “We’ll see how it feels.” Davis eventually returned to the game in 3rd quarter.

NBA fans and colleagues popularly refer to Davis as “AD”. AD joined the Lakers in July 2019 from the New Orleans Pelicans. In an October 2019 game against the Memphis Grizzlies, he became the sixth player in Lakers history to score 40-points and 20-rebounds. In his first season with the Lakers, Davis won the 2020 NBA championship title against the Miami Heat.

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The Lakers suffer embarrassing loss to the OKC Thunder

The Los Angeles Lakers had their NBA title contending credentials questioned with a disappointing loss to the OKC Thunder. The Lakers lost 101 -105 and handed the Thunder their second win of the season. LeBron James sat on the sidelines with an abdominal strain and witnessed his team fall to the Thunder.

Nov 4, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kenrich Williams (34) and forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (50) defend Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) in the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Davis rose to the occasion in LeBron’s absence, scoring 27 points and 17 rebounds in 37 minutes. Russell Westbrook finished the game with 27 points. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had another excellent performance and guided the Thunder comeback, scoring 28 points and 6 assists. The Lakers face the Portland Trail Blazers next in an away game at Moda Center.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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