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REPORT: LeBron James, Lakers get brutal Anthony Davis injury update

Lakers, LeBron James, Anthony Davis

Things continue to go from bad to worse for the Los Angeles Lakers. After losing a crucial game to their crosstown rival, the LA Clippers, on Friday night, 105-102, it was revealed that the Lakers are set to miss All-Star big man Anthony Davis for at least another month.

Davis, who has been out of action since Feb. 17, is still dealing with a right foot sprain. According to senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, LeBron James and the Lakers will continue to be without their prized big man for a bit more time:

The Lakers dropped to 27-32 with Friday’s loss to the Clippers, ninth in the Western Conference and playing without Davis for what sources told ESPN are likely another four to five weeks with a right mid-foot sprain.

When Davis was diagnosed with the sprain, team doctors said that he was going to be reevaluated in four weeks. It has now been a week and a half since then and this new update from Woj still appears to be in line with AD’s initial timetable. There was some hope that Davis would be available after the initial four-week period, but based on this most recent report, this injury will now cost him a total of at least five or six weeks on the shelf.

This means the earliest Davis can return for the Lakers would be in late March, giving him just a few more weeks to try and help his squad before the regular season ends. LeBron and Co. will need to keep the boat afloat until then and hope that they are still in playoff contention once AD finally comes back.

It is worth noting that the Lakers have one of the toughest schedules in the league from today up until mid-April when the regular season comes to an end. The fact that they will be without one of their most important players during the majority of this stretch only makes things more difficult for them. At this point, Lakers Nation should seriously begin preparing for the possibility of their team missing the playoffs altogether, though at least getting in the play-in tournament is still a likelihood.