WATCH: Anthony Davis’ Terrible Luck Persists After Ankle Injury Scare vs Timberwolves

Published 12/17/2021, 11:26 PM EST
Nov 12, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) controls the ball against Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off an emphatic win in their last game. Looking to extend their winning streak, the Lake show take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, it seems that old problems are making a way back into the Lakers’ success. Big man Anthony Davis suffered yet another injury in the first quarter of the game.

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Moreover, he even had Karl Anthony Towns go at him.

Davis has had the longest history with injuries in recent memory. The big man is constantly in injury troubles since the last season. Despite having a change of trainer, these injuries continue to persist. He suffered an ankle injury in the opening quarter of the game against the Timberwolves.

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Nov 12, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) moves the ball against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jarred Vanderbilt (8) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Davis even had a rival center, Karl Anthony Towns take him right on in the first quarter.

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Anthony Davis goes down again

With just a minute left in the quarter, the Lakers were trying to make something happen. With Davis having the ball, he dished the ball out to Rondo who lost it. However, Davis tripped over a Timberwolves player. As he went down he immediately he held on to his right ankle and sat in pain. Davis has returned back since suffering the injury. But a later blow to the knee saw him exit the game and not return.

That wasn’t all for the Lakers member. Karl Anthony Towns put Anthony Davis through it all in that opening quarter. Starting the game off 4/4, Towns went right at Davis. After hitting a basket in the post, Towns called Davis ‘small’. He is currently leading all scorers with 19 points for the night.

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This loss could prove crucial for the Lakers. The purple and gold have dealt with injuries all season with LeBron James missing almost half the season. Moreover, they are yet to have Trevor Ariza and Kendrick Nunn play a game. With Davis also going down, the Lakers will have to alter their rotations yet again going forward.

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Injury concerns have caused Davis to slow down quite a bit in his game. His aggression has gone down as Davis continues to battle injuries. Do you think Davis will escape his injury scares? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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