Anthony Davis to miss at least two games with lower back injury after scary fall
Anthony Davis is expected to miss at least two games after suffering a lower back injury on a fall during the Los Angeles Lakers’ 117-87 win over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
Davis went up for a block attempt late in the third quarter and landed hard on his back:
AD heads to locker room after scary fall on back.
Hope he's ok pic.twitter.com/TZgQGuQKnd
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 8, 2020
Davis was able to walk it off and went into the locker room for X-rays, which were negative. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin says Davis will undergo an MRI on Wednesday and is expected to miss the Lakers’ upcoming road trip in Dallas and Oklahoma City.
Anthony Davis was able to walk in the player tunnel at Staples Center as the initial shock of the fall wore off, a source tells ESPN. The plan is for Davis to undergo an MRI on Wednesday. He is expected to miss the upcoming road trip in DAL & OKC to stay back and rehab.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 8, 2020
Davis had five points, six rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks in 28 minutes prior to getting hurt. He has been great this season for the 30-7 Lakers. Head coach Frank Vogel talked about what Davis means to the team.
Vogel on what AD means to the team: "He’s one of our pillars. He’s our present. He’s our future. He’s one of the best players in the world so he obviously means a lot.”
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) January 8, 2020
The team is calling the injury a bruised tailbone for now.