Lakers’ Anthony Davis out vs. Warriors after suffering rib injury in win over Suns
Anthony Davis will miss Wednesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors after his X-rays came back negative, after suffering a rib injury in Tuesday’s win over the Phoenix Suns, according to Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times and Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes. The Los Angeles Lakers will want to be careful with Davis and protect him at all costs, given the production they’ve seen from him in the early stretch of the season. Davis is also dealing with a right shoulder injury, which gives the franchise all the more reason for caution.
The Lakers have quickly risen to the top spot of the Western Conference after going 8-2 in their first 10 games, all while the Warriors (2-9) have sunk to the bottom of the conference after losing their last four.
Even without Davis, it’s unlikely the Lakers will have many problems getting a win at home against a dismantled roster that is missing major names and has been plagued with injuries dating back to last postseason.
Davis was re-evaluated on Wednesday, but even if he checks out fine, the matchup against a short-handed Warriors team presents a great opportunity to give Davis a rest without the need for the back-to-back load management disguise.
The Lakers got Rajon Rondo back from a calf injury on Tuesday, but could also choose to sit him for this back-to-back, considering he missed the better part of a month with the injury. He played 14 minutes off the bench and stuffed the stat sheet with five points, six rebounds, and seven assists against the Suns.