The Los Angeles Lakers need the best from Anthony Davis, but he may not be ready for a return at this point. The Lakers big man deals with a foot injury and fans are really worried about his status.
AD missed 13 straight games. The Lakers had a five-game winning streak and lost the game to the Denver Nuggets. Davis wasn’t the only player to miss the game. LeBron James, Lonnie Walker IV, and Troy Brown Jr. missed the game, too.
Dave McMenamin from ESPN reported that Davis will ramp up his rehab upon the return to Los Angeles. The Big man was diagnosed with a bone spur fractured off the navicular bone in the right foot.
“The ramp-up process will involve aquatic pool workouts and running on an altered-gravity treadmill to keep the big man’s full weight off his foot while it continues to heal,” McMenamin reported. “There is optimism within the Lakers that the ramp-up process could take only a couple of weeks before Davis could start penciling in a potential return to game action, sources told ESPN.”
Lakers planned to see more from Anthony Davis, look forward to his return
Lakers head coach Darvin Ham shared that AD will ramp up his rehab. However, he didn’t share too many information about Davis’ return.
“He will start tomorrow once we arrive back home. there are different benchmarks built within the process of the coming weeks. If he meets those marks and checks off those boxes, he’ll be back on the court. It’s as simple as that,” Ham said prior to the game against the Nuggets. “Am I willing to put a timetable on it? No. We have a distinct plan that’s detailed that we are going to follow.”
The Lakers had different plans for the season, but it seems like they have to put their plans on hold at the moment. It’s a long season, but fans were well aware of the fact that Davis is prone to injuries. Let’s see what happens in the next few games.