Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis sustained two separate injuries in Friday night’s game in Minnesota, first to his right ankle and then to his left knee.
Coach Frank Vogel said Davis would have an MRI exam on Saturday. He had only nine points and a 20-minute rebound of the 110-92 defeat to the Timberwolves.
Towards the end of the first quarter, Davis landed on the leg of Naz Reid of Minnesota and fell to the ground in pain as he grabbed his right ankle. Davis was able to cautiously walk alone into the locker room for further exams. He scored six points in 11 minutes before getting hurt.
Towards the end of the second quarter, Davis returned to the bench and rejoined the game. But, midway through the third quarter, the eight-time All-Star center collided with Minnesota’s Jaden McDaniels and failed to charge his left knee. He left the floor again, this time for the rest of the night.
Davis missed two games last week with left knee pain. He returned to Dallas on Wednesday with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
The Lakers were already understaffed with major Covid-19 problems. They had six players in the NBA’s health and safety protocols and Trevor Ariza was also sidelined due to injury.