The Lakers Los Angeles have yet to be in top form this full season and their biggest loss due to injury this year is undoubtedly the MCL sprain that has sidelined Anthony Davis from December 17.
Davis’s ability to stay healthy has been questioned for much of his career, and this latest injury was further evidence of those concerns.
Davis remains a huge piece of the puzzle for the Lakers, providing them with their best offensive post presence as well as being one of the best defenders in the NBA. When Davis is at his best, there are few players in the league who can match what he brings and it looks like he’ll be back on the court soon.
When Davis originally injured his knee in mid-December, the Lakers said he would be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Well, it’s been four weeks and while the team hasn’t given an update yet, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reports that Davis could be back in action during the next road trip.
Anthony Davis participated in individual training on the court Friday, four weeks to the day he sprained the MCL in his left knee. There is optimism within the Los Angeles Lakers organization that the star could return to game action at some point during the long road trip from Los Angeles at the end of the month, sources told ESPN.
Davis will be officially re-evaluated by team doctors early next week, Lakers coach Frank Vogel said.