Lakers Injury Report
On the heels of Anthony Davis being cleared to return to the court, the Lakers are hoping it’s not long before he returns to game action.
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The Lakers are dealing with an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak on the team. We’ll be tracking the latest players and staff members to end up in the health and safety protocols as a result at this page.
Kendrick Nunn is not going to be back on the floor for the Lakers soon after his knee did not respond well to increased on-court activity.
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Tracking the latest Lakers injury report updates on the return date, timelines and more regarding Kendrick Nunn and Anthony Davis.
Anthony Davis is getting closer to a return from his MCL sprain, although there is still no specific timetable for exactly when the Lakers star will be back on the court.
Anthony Davis to have MCL sprain reevaluated next week, Lakers have ‘optimism’ he could return on road trip
The Lakers still have yet to give a firm timetable on when Anthony Davis will return from his knee injury, but the latest rumor is that the team is optimistic he’ll be back soon.
Trevor Ariza was long touted as key to the Lakers’ hoped-for identity, and Frank Vogel feels like the veteran is getting closer to showing what he can really do.
The Lakers will likely have Russell Westbrook available despite him battling cold-like symptoms, while Kendrick Nunn continues to make progress in his rehab.
The Lakers appear to be on the verge of getting their first real look at Kendrick Nunn this season.
Kendrick Nunn is working out with Lakers coaches while he looks to make his return from the bone bruise that has sidelined him since the preseason.
Trevor Ariza is the latest Lakers player to exit the NBA’s health and safety protocols as the team’s outbreak dissipates.
Wayne Ellington doesn’t have COVID-19, but he did not travel with the Lakers to face the Rockets in Houston
The Lakers are getting reinforcement in the backcourt for Christmas with the returns of Avery Bradley and Malik Monk.
Trevor Ariza is the fifth Lakers player to enter isolation right now, and will be out vs. the Spurs.
Talen Horton-Tucker and Dwight Howard will both be available for the Lakers when they host the Suns on Tuesday.
The Lakers got their first second look at Trevor Ariza on Sunday, and he said it was great to be back on the floor with his teammates after missing the whole season so far.
The Lakers narrowly avoided disaster on Friday as Anthony Davis felt a "pop" in his knee but only suffered an MCL sprain that should allow him to return in about a month.
The Lakers just can’t catch a break health-wise this week, as now Anthony Davis is injured, suffering an MCL sprain in the same knee that already cost him two games last week during the team’s loss to the Timberwolves.
Learn more about Anthony Davis’ injury, including the likely severity and some good news.
Malik Monk was initially clear to return for the Lakers when they face the Timberwolves on Friday, but has been returned to the health and safety protocols.
The Lakers got more good news on Friday, as Russell Westbrook has been cleared to return to the lineup when the team faces the Timberwolves.
Kendrick Nunn has missed the whole season so far, but the Lakers guard will now be moved into isolation, and undrafted rookie Austin Reaves will also be sidelined.
Trevor Ariza will likely not play when the Lakers take on the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Friday, but he will be available for the first time this season as his debut gets closer.
Anthony Davis has missed two games with knee soreness, but an ultrasound determined that the Lakers star’s knee is structurally intact. He may make his return vs. the Mavericks.
The Lakers now have three players in the NBA’s health and safety protocols ahead of their Wednesday game against the Dallas Mavericks, with Dwight Howard, Talen Horton-Tucker and Malik Monk all being put into isolation.
The trio of Lakers veterans will practice with their team’s G League affiliate on Monday.
The two remaining Lakers who have yet to make their regular season debuts — Trevor Ariza and Kendrick Nunn — each appear to have firmer timelines for their returns.
Frank Vogel recently dropped a key hint on why Kendrick Nunn has had such an extended absence with the bone bruise he suffered in the preseason.
Trevor Ariza is working himself into game shape as he gets ready to make his (re)debut for the Lakers.
Avery Bradley avoided what would have been an extended absence from the lineup for the Lakers.
Anthony Davis is hoping that a Lakers win can lift LeBron James’ spirits as he battles COVID-19.