Anthony Davis believed to have Grade 1 thumb sprain, no ligament damage
Anthony Davis suffered a thumb injury during the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Brooklyn Nets in China on Saturday, but the injury is not too damaging, according to a report.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported on Saturday that Davis does not appear to have ligament damage and likely has a Grade 1 sprain, based on initial exams.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 12, 2019
Davis will still undergo further testing on his thumb.
The big man, who is in his first season with the Lakers, injured his thumb blocking a shot in the first quarter and did not return.
Looks like this is the play where Anthony Davis hurt his thumb. pic.twitter.com/ab0Z8WQODY
— Laker Film Room (@LakerFilmRoom) October 12, 2019
Davis had his thumb wrapped and iced it after suffering the injury.
The Lakers begin the regular season on October 22 against the rival Clippers.