Lakers coach Frank Vogel reveals Kyle Kuzma, Anthony Davis are the most impacted by flu-like symptoms
The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night, and while they will not have any players officially listed out due to flu-like symptoms, head coach Frank Vogel confirmed that multiple members of the Lakers’ roster are under the weather.
Forwards Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma are reportedly the two most affected by the illness, although it is not known how many members of the roster are similarly afflicted.
Frank Vogel says he expects everyone to play tonight despite the flu-like symptom issues. He says Kuz and AD are the most impacted but they’ll both play through it.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) December 5, 2019
Los Angeles enters the game versus Jazz with a league-best 18-3 mark, having won 11 of their past 12 games. Injuries and ailments are nothing new, as the team has had to consistently battle the absence of key role players throughout the season.
Davis, who has a history of popping up on the injury report, has been dealing with a sore right shoulder as of late, in addition to the now-reported sickness. Despite the maladies, he has logged at least 25 points in each of his last four games, three of which have been double-doubles.
Kuzma entered the day probable to play due to a left ankle sprain, but he too has been given the green light to suit up and come off the bench. Having averaged 18.7 points per game last season, he has struggled to acclimate to his new role. Kuzma has averaged just 10.9 points in his first 17 contests this season, including finishing in single digits in each of his previous three outings.
While it appears that the Lakers are good to go Wednesday, they next take the floor Friday in Portland, a game for fans to keep an eye on if any players take a downward turn in their health.