Anthony Davis’ MRI Reports Reveals the Lakers’ Star Sidelined Until After NBA All-Star Break

Published 02/15/2021, 11:26 PM EST
Jan 10, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers controls the ball during the first quarter of a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on January 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports


Throughout his career, Anthony Davis has always been somewhat injury prone. Even with the New Orleans Pelicans, he missed some significant time due to untimely injury. This was one of the major factors for his underachieving stint with the organization.

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However, since joining the LA Lakers, Davis has maintained his fitness level. But last night against the Denver Nuggets, the 2020 NBA champion re-aggravated an injury near his Achilles. AD is a crucial piece for the purple and gold and an elongated absence could derail the reigning champions.

When will Anthony Davis return?

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Dec 27, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) looks on from the bench during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

At first sight, it was diagnosed that AD suffered a calf strain. However, on closer observation, it was a re-aggravation of an injury near his Achilles. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski provided an update about Davis’ return as he tweeted:

“Davis underwent an MRI today, which revealed a re-aggrevation near his Achilles. Lakers and Davis will be conservative on a return to play, which could be sometime after the All-Star Break running March 5 to 10.”

In a way this good news for Lakers fans as their star won’t miss much time. However, considering Anthony Davis‘ history with injury issues, he might be rested for an extra week or two. The Lakers currently hold the second seed in the Western conference with a record of 21-7.

But the biggest question remains: will AD’s absence ruin the team’s chances to repeat this season?

What’s next for the Los Angeles Lakers?

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Feb 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) leads his teammates in a cheer before a game against the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

While the Brow is a superstar for the team, the organization can still rely on his partner in crime, LeBron James. James, 36, has been playing at an elite level this season and can carry the team on his back if needed.

Furthermore, the Lakers bolstered their bench in the offseason, which will play a crucial role in the coming weeks. While LeBron will be the star for the team, they have a solid supporting cast. Keeping everything in mind, the purple and gold should do just fine in the coming weeks.

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But what are your thoughts on the team? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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