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Anthony Davis reportedly starting ‘ramp-up process’ to return for Lakers after foot injury


Anthony Davis may not be out for much longer.

of los angeles lakers The star is set to begin the “launch process” for a return to play later this week. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

No specific timeframe for his return, but the Lakers say Davis is out indefinitely with a right leg injury — His leg continues to improve. He’ll start training in the pool, running on a gravity-altered treadmill, and starting to ramp up his basketball training in the coming weeks.

The Lakers will be without Davis for the foreseeable future, but Monday’s report is at least a sign of progress.

Davis hasn’t played since injuring right leg Denver Nuggets December 16th.His right leg led to the Nuggets star Nikola Jokic While in the paint, he immediately started jumping in pain. He was diagnosed with an osteophyte fracture and a stress reaction in his right foot.

Davis will miss 13 straight games on Monday when the Lakers face the Nuggets in Denver. Davis averaged 27.4 points, his career-high 12.1 rebounds per game, and shot nearly 60% from the field before going down.

Thomas Bryant In the meantime, I tried to succeed Davis. Bryant, who signed his one-year contract with the Lakers this offseason, is averaging 17.1 points and 11.2 rebounds over his last 10 games. He recorded 29 points and his 14 rebounds in the Lakers win. Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.

“I already had some vision of what it would look like on the frontcourt with myself, AD and Thomas on the floor together,” said the Lakers star. lebron james said on Saturday, Via ESPN“I think it’s going to be very beneficial for our franchise…we’re trying to hold it in until our big guys come back. And Thomas has definitely done his part.” And we are all trying to contribute.

There’s no concrete timeline for his return yet, but Anthony Davis is reportedly making progress toward his return from a leg injury.(Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

LeBron James vs. Nuggets out with ankle pain

James will miss Monday’s game against the Nuggets with a sore left ankle, the team announced Monday afternoon.

The Lakers go into Monday’s game with a season-best five-game winning streak. James has appeared in four of his games, missing last week’s win only. miami heat Due to illness other than COVID.

He had a near-triple-double of 47 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Atlanta Hawksand backed it up with a 43-point outing against Charlotte Hornets days after.

James is averaging 29.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this season.

The Lakers return home on Tuesday after a two-game trip. They are, Dallas Mavericks Next Thursday. It’s unclear if James will be out longer than one game.

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