Lakers star Anthony Davis reveals status of his shoulder after scary moment vs. Blazers
The Los Angeles Lakers managed to secure the win over the Portland Trail Blazers, 128-120. However, fans had a bit of a scare when Anthony Davis seemingly injured his shoulder during a scuffle for the rebound against Kent Bazemore.
The Purple and Gold faithful were sweating bullets as Davis held his right shoulder, seemingly in pain, after attempting a dunk. Bazemore tried to strip the ball away from AD and hit his shoulder in the process.
Fortunately, AD was able to continue playing in the game. The 26-year-old Lakers big man then erased the fans’ worries by saying he should be ready to play against the Dallas Mavericks in the second half of their back-to-back on Sunday.
AD said he just tweaked the shoulder on that 3rd Q play and that he’s fine. Said he’s fortunate to avoid something worse on that play. He said the plan is to play tomorrow vs. Dallas, though as always they’ll see how he feels in the morning.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 29, 2019
The injury could have been worse if we consider the speed at which everything was going. It could have easily been a tear if Davis was unlucky enough, so he is definitely grateful that he didn’t sustain a more serious injury in the process.
Davis was just recovering from a slight knee injury himself, so it was fortunate that he wouldn’t have to miss significant time away from the court. While he’s still having his shoulders checked, he should be raring to go against the Mavs and avenge the loss the Lakers suffered earlier in the season.
AD had a solid game against the Blazers, finishing with 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals. While his 3-point shooting is as atrocious as the rest of his Lakers teammates are, his presence helps the team be effective on both ends of the floor.
Entering Saturday’s showdown with the Blazers, Anthony Davis is averaging 27.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists. He should be able to keep this level of pay up against the Mavs if his shoulder does not act up in the process.