Lakers star Anthony Davis out with obscure injury vs. Bulls
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis was a late-scratch against his hometown team Chicago Bulls at Staples Center on Friday. The Brow won’t be able to go due to a right adductor strain, according to Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet.
Anthony Davis is out tonight with a right adductor strain.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 9, 2021
While an adductor strain is a pretty unusual injury among NBA players, it may lead to a groin injury and severe pain at times. If left untreated, it could lead to muscle fatigue, decreased range of motion and inadequate stretching of the adductor muscle complex. Given AD’s laundry list of injuries throughout his career, it’s wise for the Lakers brass to keep him out of the game just to be safe.
The Purple and Gold certainly know just how bad a possible groin injury could be, as their other superstar LeBron James missed a chunk of games in his first year with the team due to the same issue.
Anthony Davis, meanwhile, continues to play phenomenally for the Lakers after anchoring last year’s storybook title run. The 27-year-old slotman averaged 22.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.4 blocks in the Lakers’ first eight games. He put up a strong double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds in the team’s 118-109 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in their last outing.
The severity of Anthony Davis’ injury remains uncertain at the moment, but there’s a high chance that the reigning champs are simply just resting him for back-to-back games after playing 34 minutes on Thursday. They probably just want AD to stay fresh before they make the trip to the Toyota Center against the Houston Rockets next week.
The Lakers currently hold a 6-3 record.