Report: Lakers give optimistic update on ‘structure’ of Anthony Davis knee injury
Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis suffered a frightening knee injury in the third quarter on Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The injury has been called a knee contusion by the team, but according to a source there is reason to be hopeful about Davis’ prognosis.
A source familiar with Anthony Davis’ left knee injury told ESPN: “So far so good, but I want to take another shot.”
– Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 18, 2021
The Lakers came out frigid against the Timberwolves as they couldn’t throw a pea in the ocean and were nine points behind at halftime.
LA responded with a push early in the third quarter when they began to secure defensive saves and string together several quick break opportunities in a row.
Then Davis was injured and things quickly turned sour for the Purple and Gold, resulting in a 110-92 loss.
The Lakers were already without several players who were placed in NBA health and safety protocols.
As a result, goaltender Isaiah Thomas, who had been out of the league since last spring, signed a 10-day contract to provide the backcourt with much-needed depth.
LA will face the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, who have also been hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Next week, the Lakers will also have some tough games against defending Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns and the Brooklyn Nets.