Lakers big man and perennial All-Star Anthony Davis was re-evaluated this past Friday after missing nearly a month following his Achilles re-aggravation and mild calf strain. The team announced that he will miss at least two more weeks and will continue to undergo further assessments as he takes his next steps towards a return during that time.
The natural question most had after that update was simple: Is this good or bad news? In the following video, I delved into that, and detailed three reasons why this is a positive development, including what to expect for Davis over the course of the next two weeks, and how that bodes well for his chances of sustaining an extended run of games into the tail end of the season and playoffs:
So there you are. That’s why I’m taking this update as a positive sign, but if you have more questions on this that weren’t answered by the video, let me know in the comments below.
Dr. Rajpal Brar has a doctorate in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University, and runs his own sports medicine and performance business, 3CB Performance, in West LA and Valencia, CA. He also works at a hospital — giving him experience with patients in the immediate healthcare setting and neurological patients (post stroke, post brain injury) — and has been practicing for 1.5 years. Brar is additionally training at UCLA’s mindful awareness research center (MARC), and analyzes the Lakers from a medical perspective for Silver Screen and Roll and Laker Film Room. You can follow him on Twitter at @3cbPerformance.