The Los Angeles Lakers have had no shortage of bad luck during the young 2021 season. Superstar LeBron James was sidelined for a while with an abdominal strain. He then popped a false positive COVID-19 test. The team has barely managed to stay afloat as the misfortune keeps adding up.
During a freak play against the Minnesota Timberwolves, big man Anthony Davis injured his left knee. That occurred just minutes after he returned from an apparent ankle injury. The hits keep coming for the Lakers.
Davis recently broke his silence about the injury. He spoke to the assembled media on Sunday, December 19. It was the first time he publicly spoke about the injury.
“Got good news that I avoided surgery, that’s good news but it still sucks that I’m gonna be out for some weeks, try and get this right.
The pressure from one end of the court to the other, it reached a point where like, it was tough to walk. I had to take a break. Like I said the first thing, I did hear something pop and the first thing I thought of was, you know, that (a torn ACL). I thanked God it wasn’t that. I just needed to, my leg was bothering me, I just had to drop and take that pressure off of it.”
Anthony Davis will miss about a month with the bum knee. It could have been much worse. The Lakers won’t be thrilled about the injury. They should be thankful that it won’t require surgery.
L.A. is sitting at 16-15 and will face a major struggle to reach the playoffs if things don’t turn around soon. They lost to the shorthanded Chicago Bulls last night by a score of 115-110. They would have likely won the game had it not been for Davis’ injury.
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