By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports activities Author
DENVER (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers ahead Anthony Davis will bear an MRI on Monday after re-aggravating a sore proper Achilles late within the first half of a 122-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
“The medical doctors don’t wish to rule out something,” Davis stated Sunday night time. “Every part seems good, however you continue to need the MRI simply to ensure.”
Davis believes he could have stepped fallacious as he drove to the basket and was fouled by Nuggets large man Nikola Jokic. Davis hobbled to the free-throw line, made each photographs after which was subbed out with 2:39 remaining. He gingerly headed towards the locker room with what the staff later termed an Achilles pressure.
“For me, all I care about is his well being,” his teammate LeBron James stated. “I would like him to be wholesome. Our staff wants him to be wholesome … and do his due diligence on what’s happening along with his damage and be proper when he comes again.
“No rush. No timetable. We don’t know from that facet. Simply need him to be wholesome and get again to full-strength.”
Getting into Sunday’s recreation, Davis was questionable with what was described as proper Achilles tendinosis. Davis missed two contests because of the ailment earlier than returning in a win over Memphis on Friday.
“Right now was the primary day the place it felt utterly positive,” Davis defined. “I didn’t really feel it in any respect this morning, afternoon, pregame, something. I simply felt like I used to be headed in the suitable route.
“I don’t wish to fiddle with any such damage. Attempting to determine the most effective steps after receiving the data tomorrow.”
Davis had 15 factors and 4 rebounds within the first half towards Denver. The sport modified complexion when he left, with the Nuggets turning a detailed contest right into a runaway.
“Clearly, it’s a troublesome blow as a result of he was enjoying so nicely up till the damage tonight,” James stated. “He goes out for the remainder of the sport, it’s form of laborious to choose up that manufacturing.
“We’re not asking anyone to choose up what A.D. does. It’s not possible. He’s a particular participant and a particular expertise for a purpose. Everybody, individually, has to choose up their play for the collective of the staff in A.D.’s absence.”
The Lakers play in Minnesota on Tuesday.
“We’ve performed video games with out him and we’ve received video games with out him,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel stated. “If he’s going to overlook time, which we don’t know but, we’ve obtained loads of fire-power to win video games.”
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