Los Angeles Lakers power forward Anthony Davis seems to be facing continuous setbacks. Just as he was hitting his stride and displaying his most dominant basketball in years, he suffered a foot injury that has put him on the sidelines indefinitely, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin for ESPN.
Breaking: Anthony Davis is out indefinitely with a stress injury in his right foot, the Lakers announced. pic.twitter.com/TUXsMYnKvI
— ESPN (@espn) December 23, 2022
On Saturday, Davis underwent an MRI following the previous night’s win against the Denver Nuggets. He appeared to injure his right foot when his lower leg collided with Nikola Jokic’s leg during a rebound. While such incidents are common in the game, it is concerning that Davis has been frequently sidelined for weeks due to injuries. According to ESPN, in the last two seasons, the 11-year veteran has missed over half of the Lakers’ regular-season games.
“The priority is to prioritize his health,” Ham stated. “We have an exceptional medical staff within the organization who ensure he receives the best possible care. Once we gather more information, we will take appropriate action. The season is still early, and his main focus should be on recovering his health.”
Anthony Davis’s Future with the Los Angeles Lakers
Many speculate that his time in Los Angeles may be coming to an end. Unfortunately, Davis cannot control when or where he gets injured, but the frequent injuries are beginning to impact the Lakers’ future. As LeBron James approaches the latter stages of his career, the team is determined to prioritize immediate success.
Considering the mounting injuries on Davis’s record, it may be logical to explore trading him and acquiring assets to build around James. The franchise had initially planned to construct its future around Davis due to his youth, but this plan has not materialized. Moving forward, it might be in the Lakers’ best interest to seek other superstar candidates who can complement James effectively.