Anthony Davis Injury Update: What is The Latest News on the Lakers’ Star’s Return?

Published 03/18/2021, 12:30 AM EDT
Feb 28, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) sits on the bench during the game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Anthony Davis’ injury couldn’t have come at a worse point. The Los Angeles Lakers have seen a considerable downfall in their performance in his absence. Although they are on a three-game winning streak at the moment, having won important matchups against the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves, who’s to say how long this will last without Anthony Davis.

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So, when is AD going to make his return and lessen the burden on LeBron James’ shoulders?

The wait for Anthony Davis might be longer than expected

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Thanks to LeBron James’ back-to-back triple-doubles, the Lakers have come out stronger after the All-Star break. Before that, they were on a downward spiral, and it looked like Davis’ absence was going to cost them heavily.

There is no doubt that Anthony Davis is a crucial piece for the Lakers organization. But the team is in no hurry to bring their secondary star back on the court.

Almost a week ago, a Lakers reporter had announced that AD would be examined after two weeks. His progress would be evaluated, and they will make an announcement about his return afterward.

However, sources have now confirmed some more bad news. It is possible that LeBron James‘ right-hand man might be out for another three weeks or more before he can make a steady comeback.

Apparently, the Lakers want to adopt the best approach to bring Davis back, even if it is at the cost of them slipping down in the Western Conference.

It makes sense because their place in the playoffs is most likely final. They will want to keep him in perfect health when they need him the most.

When did the Lakers’ bad luck begin?

The medical staff had declared that Davis was struggling with his Achilles Tendinosis back in February. He had missed two straight games because of it, and when he returned to play against the Memphis Grizzlies, it seemed like the worst was over. But that was far from it.

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When AD played against the Denver Nuggets, he was exiting the court by the second quarter and limping. After that, Davis did not return, but the good news was that he hadn’t torn his ACL. It was just a strain in the calf. What looked like a minor inconvenience has now turned into a severe problem.

Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers injured forward Anthony Davis (left) talks to Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the second half against the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Since then, Davis hasn’t played for the purple and gold. He even missed the All-Star Game because of it. However, what’s happened has happened, and now the Lakers’ only focus should be on bringing Davis back. Lakers fans can only hope it happens as soon as possible before it’s too late for the reigning champions to claim their throne again.

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Read also- LeBron James Praises Montrezl Harrell For Adapting Quickly and Stepping Up in Anthony Davis’ Absence

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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