Even head coach Darvin Ham can’t provide any sufficient information about Anthony Davis’ injury.
Speaking in pregame of the Los Angeles Lakers’ weekend battle with the Washington Wizards, Ham told reporters that they’ll “see” what will be out there about Davis’s looming timeline of absence.
“We’ll see, man,” Darvin Ham said, per Dan Woike of The Los Angeles Times. “We’re going to put our arms around him, we’re going to love on him – and I told him just be ready to coach your ass off.”
The Lakers haven’t released any report yet regarding Davis, who injured his right foot and took a premature exit on the Lakers’ 126-108 Friday win against the Denver Nuggets. It was announced that the All-Star big man will take an MRI to determine the severity of the injury and is listed as out for an indefinite time.
But credible sources detailed Sunday that Davis will indeed miss significant time, with Los Angeles bracing for his unavailability per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
This season, Davis is arguably enjoying the best year of his career, polishing robust numbers of 27.4 points, 12.1 boards, 2.6 dimes in an outstanding 59.3 percent shooting and was the primary surge of the Lakers’ previous six-game win skid from late November to early December.
“Injuries are a part of our league and a part of major sports in general, and unfortunately he’s had the injury history that he’s had,” Ham said. “But it’s no time to cry over spilt milk.
“The season is fairly early, and he just has to take care of his business starting with first and foremost getting back healthy.”
Davis can only view his team’s ongoing exploits while wearing street clothes and sitting on the sidelines, as the Lakers rattled the Wizards in a nail-biter within the Crypto.com Arena, 119-117, as LeBron James led the pack with 33 markers, nine assists, and seven boards.
Thomas Bryant, who replaced Davis at five, was superb with his 16-point, 10-rebound double-double while securing the dub for the Lakers using a crucial dunk with 7.1 seconds left after a loose ball fight.
The Lakers now have won their third game in the last four outings, as they will hit a brief road trip to face the Phoenix Suns on Monday.