Anthony Davis just can't catch a break this season. The Los Angeles Lakers big man just came back to action a couple of weeks ago and he's set to be sidelined for two more. On Wednesday night, the Lakers faced a big challenge in the Utah Jazz. Fortunately, they beat one of the top teams in the West but lost a big player in the process.
AD rolled his ankle pretty bad after going up for a rebound. He screamed after rolling his ankle, leaving the court in visible pain. LeBron James even said that Davis left the arenas on crutches, setting the alarms on for the team.
"Obviously it's sickening to see AD go down in that fashion," James said. "I hope he's fine. Obviously, I mean, I know he's not like, great, but obviously his health is most important for him individually, for our ballclub. I've seen [teammates get injured] too many times, obviously. So I just wish him the best."
The bright side of this situation is that Davis won't be out for that long, but he will miss a couple of games thanks to this new injury. ESPN's Dave McMenamin reports that the player underwent X-rays on Wednesday night, but more tests need to be done to define how severe the injury is.
Anthony Davis is expected to be sidelined at least two weeks after suffering a right ankle sprain in the first half of the Lakers' 106-101 win against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, sources told ESPN.
Davis underwent X-rays at Crypto.com Arena that revealed no fracture, according to the team. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Davis has an MRI scheduled for Thursday, and the team said he will be re-evaluated after the upcoming All-Star break.
AD has been extremely unlucky in the past couple of seasons. He has the talent to become a terrific NBA player, but his body needs to be on the right page, helping him achieve everything he was expected to achieve when he entered the league. This is yet another injury in Davis' infamous record, and one only hopes that this is the end for him. He's entering his best years and injuries are constantly sabotaging his career.