Lakers Injury Report
The Lakers are eliminated from play-in contention, which means they may start shutting guys down for their last three games. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook, for example, will all sit vs. the Warriors.
After returning on Friday in a loss to the Pelicans, the sprained ankle injury that sidelined LeBron James initially will keep him out in Sunday’s game against the Nuggets.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis gave an update on their health after their returns against the Pelicans, and while both were experiencing some discomfort, they both clearly want to play when the Lakers take on the Nuggets.
More and more signs are pointing towards the Lakers getting both LeBron James and Anthony Davis back when they face the Pelicans on Friday.
What is going on?
With the Lakers being in desperate need of victories, both LeBron James nor Anthony Davis remain doubtful to take part in Thursday’s game against Utah while Wenyen Gabriel is still day-to-day.
The Lakers were without both LeBron James and Anthony Davis for a pivotal game against the Mavericks in Dallas, and could be missing both stars on Thursday against the Jazz as well.
During TNT’s broadcast of Lakers vs. Mavericks, sideline reporter Chris Haynes dropped the latest injury updates on LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kendrick Nunn.
Anthony Davis goes through full practice for first time since mid-foot sprain, listed as doubtful vs. Mavericks
Anthony Davis probably won’t play against the Mavericks, but he could be back for any of the Lakers’ next two games after that.
After spraining his ankle against the Pelicans on Sunday, the Lakers will list LeBron James as doubtful for Tuesday’s game against the Mavericks.
LeBron James felt a "sharp pain" when he twisted his ankle against the Pelicans, and says he would have sat out if the game wasn’t so important for the Lakers.
Anthony Davis is continuing to take small steps forward as he looks to return to the Lakers’ lineup following his weeks-long absence with a mid-foot sprain.
Dwight Howard was a new addition to the Lakers injury report ahead of their important game against the Pelicans, as he is now dealing with hip soreness.
With just nine games left and Kendrick Nunn unable to get onto the court, the likelihood of him seeing any game time this year for the Lakers feels as remote as ever.
As his rehab continues progressing, Anthony Davis is nearing a return to the court for the Lakers from his foot sprain.
Anthony Davis, according to multiple accounts, is moving faster and working out more and more pregame as he looks to make his return to the floor for the Lakers.
While news about Anthony Davis has been encouraging, there are still no updates on Kendrick Nunn despite him continuing to go through pregame workouts.
In his first week back on the court since his foot sprain injury, Anthony Davis progressed well on the court and will continue ramping up for the Lakers.
Playing with a Grade 2 ankle sprain, Talen Horton-Tucker re-aggravated his injury amidst another blowout against Minnesota on Wednesday.
Lakers star Anthony Davis is getting closer to returning from the mid-foot sprain that has kept him out for nearly a month so far.
Talen Horton-Tucker is playing hurt for the Lakers because he still wants to help the team make the best of this season.
After missing Monday’s game with knee soreness, LeBron James will reportedly return to the lineup for the Lakers against Houston on Wednesday.
The Lakers have some optimism that one game off might be enough to get LeBron James back in the lineup for their Wednesday game vs. the Houston Rockets. He is currently listed as questionable.
A lingering knee injury will keep LeBron James out for the Lakers against the Spurs on Monday, but the team is hopeful he’ll be back on Wednesday.
The latest Anthony Davis injury update isn’t exactly a shock, but it’s still unfortunate for both the Lakers and their big man amidst a frustrating season.
Avery Bradley remains sidelined with right knee effusion, but could come back soon. Meanwhile Kendrick Nunn is still trying to work his way bay from the bone bruise that has cost him the entire season so far.
With Anthony Davis set to miss extended time again, this Lakers season faces yet another massive setback that may be too much to overcome.
The type of mid-foot sprain Anthony Davis suffered is a relatively rare occurrence. Let’s take a closer look at what it might mean for the Lakers star.
It was a frustrating night for all involved on Wednesday as Anthony Davis exited the game against the Jazz with a sprained ankle, leaving the Lakers in a familiar but compromised position.
Anthony Davis had to be helped off the floor by his Lakers teammates after twisting his ankle against the Jazz. He was unable to put any weight on the leg on the way to the locker room.
The long-awaited return of Kendrick Nunn is not imminent for the Lakers, and now is bordering on him missing the entire season.