By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Author
DENVER (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers ahead Anthony Davis will endure 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 docs don’t need to rule out something,” Davis mentioned Sunday evening. “The whole lot appears 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 massive 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 crew later termed an Achilles pressure.
“For me, all I care about is his well being,” his teammate LeBron James mentioned. “I need him to be wholesome. Our crew wants him to be wholesome … and do his due diligence on what’s going on along with his damage and be proper when he comes again.
“No rush. No timetable. We don’t know from that side. Simply need him to be wholesome and get again to full-strength.”
Coming 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 fully nice,” 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 precise course.
“I don’t need to fiddle with such a damage. Making an attempt to determine the very best 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 an in depth contest right into a runaway.
“Clearly, it’s a troublesome blow as a result of he was enjoying so effectively up till the damage tonight,” James mentioned. “He goes out for the remainder of the sport, it’s form of onerous to choose up that manufacturing.
“We’re not asking anyone to choose up what A.D. does. It’s unimaginable. He’s a particular participant and a particular expertise for a cause. Everybody, individually, has to choose up their play for the collective of the crew in A.D.’s absence.”
The Lakers play in Minnesota on Tuesday.
“We’ve performed video games with out him and we’ve gained video games with out him,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel mentioned. “If he’s going to overlook time, which we don’t know but, we’ve bought loads of fire-power to win video games.”
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