Lakers star Anthony Davis jammed toe, status for OKC game unclear
The Los Angeles Lakers scored an easy victory on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets, 117-100, but as it turns out, it may have come at a cost for the defending champs. Lakers superstar Anthony Davis appears to have sustained a toe injury and could now be forced to miss some time because of the same.
Lakers head coach Frank Vogel himself provided the update on his star big man after the win (h/t Mike Trudell of Spectrum SN):
Frank Vogel said Anthony Davis jammed his toe tonight. X-Rays were negative; he’ll be questionable tomorrow at OKC.
Wesley Matthews will remain out with the Achilles soreness.
LeBron is expected to play on the back to back, as he has all season so far.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 13, 2021
On the one hand, that’s not great to hear, considering how Davis could end up sitting out a couple of games because of this injury. Then again, it could have been much worse, so I guess the silver lining here is that the seven-time All-Star is dealing with nothing more than a minor injury.
It was a light workload type of night for Davis, who has been off to a strong start this season. He logged just 29 minutes of action against the Rockets. He finished with 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting, to go along with 10 rebounds, two assists, five blocks, and zero turnovers.
As the report stated above, the fact that the Lakers are in the midst of a back-to-back set does not bode well for Davis’ status for Wednesday’s tilt against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Odds are, L.A. will opt to give their prized big man the night off.
Tuesday’s victory lifts the Lakers to 9-3 on the season, as they sit atop what has turned out to be a tight race in the Western Conference early in the campaign.