Lakers’ Anthony Davis admits he hurt his ankle ‘pretty bad’
The Lakers were able to defeat the Denver Nuggets, 114-108, to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals. However, they didn’t escape without injury. That would be due to the fact that Davis suffered an ankle injury midway through the fourth quarter.
Needless to say, the All-Star forward even admitted how serious the ankle injury was following Game 4. However, it appears as if the 27-year-old superstar will play in Saturday night’s Game 5.
AD on his ankle: "Ankle feels fine. I got tonight, tomorrow, before the (next) game to get it (better)” … he added that he rolled it “pretty bad, but not too bad … I’ll be fine."
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) September 25, 2020
The good news here is that Davis does not seem to be overly concerned with the injury. He was able to play through it, and make some big plays for his team down the stretch.
While AD did look fine on the court after the injury scare, ankle issues can be tricky. For his and L.A.’s sake, they will be hoping that this does not swell overnight. How his ankle feels in the morning will be a significant determining factor for his availability for the Lakers in Game 5 on Saturday.
Davis finished the contest with a game-high 34 points on 10-of-15 shooting. He also logged five rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 41 minutes of play. His five boards was a vast improvement from his career-low two-rebound performance in Game 3, but clearly, he has still left a lot to be desired in this particular category. Nonetheless, his scoring remains on point.
Davis has been tremendous for the Lakers in the playoffs, and this series against the Nuggets is no different. If he misses time because of this recent ankle injury, it will undoubtedly serve as a huge blow for the Lakers.