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Los Angeles Lakers are hoping for Anthony Davis to return to action next week, per Marc Stein of the New York Times. The Lakers’ superstar is still out with a calf strain.

He has not played a game in the last seven weeks as his team is cautious on inserting him back to to play. As Stein reports, some within the Lakers organization are hoping to have AD back following the team’s five-game road trip in the East.

“Davis has missed the past 22 games because of persistent Achilles’ tendon discomfort and an adjacent calf strain. There is some hope within the organization that he will return to the lineup after the Lakers’ five-game Eastern Conference swing underway, but any injury that involves the Achilles’ tendon, no matter how purportedly mild, is going to spook people until Davis gets back on the floor. Achilles’ tendon injuries remain the most feared in the sport,” Stein wrote.

Davis has not played since February 14, and he is with the team on its ongoing road ‘tour’, according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. The Lakers will get back to Staples Center on Apr. 15 to face the Boston Celtics.

LeBron James is also following his teammates in their road swing out East, despite being sidelined indefinitely with a high ankle sprain.

The Lakers have managed to add more depth in the last few weeks as they signed Andre Drummond and lately Ben McLemore.