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Lakers star Anthony Davis plans to play vs. Clippers as eye injury improves


Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis vowed to be ready to take the court for his team’s restart opener against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, according to Mark Medina of USA TODAY Sports.

Davis sustained an eye injury recently and was seen around in practice, but didn’t take part until Wednesday, noting his “eye is getting better” and “moving in the right direction.” Asked if he would play tomorrow, Davis noted “that’s the plan.”

The All-Star said he had light sensitivity that kept him out of Tuesday’s practice, including an issue with his right pupil. Davis, however, did not suffer a concussion or any other kind of serious head injury, allowing him to be a full participant in practice on Wednesday.

Davis wore glasses during today’s practice, noting it was very different. He might not wear them Thursday, but the All-Star wanted to ensure that if he had to wear them, it wouldn’t be the first time.

The Brow has been a monster all season long, delivering 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2.4 blocks per game. His all-around presence has helped the Lakers reach the top of the Western Conference with a sound 49-14 record, something the team hopes to continue during the last eight “seeding” games in the bubble.

The Lakers will get a challenge from the jump, facing their crosshall rival Clippers on Thursday, a game that was made up after their January meeting was postponed due to the passing of Kobe Bryant.