Lakers' Anthony Davis to Miss 4 Weeks With Calf Strain


After being re-evaluated by team doctors on Thursday night, Lakers forward Anthony Davis will miss four weeks with a calf strain.

"We want to try to put this fully behind him and be conservative with it, just to make sure that it's fully healed before he's back," head coach Frank Vogel told reporters.

Davis exited Sunday's loss to the Nuggets in the second quarter. He received an MRI on Monday, which revealed he had re-aggravated an Achilles injury. 

A Lakers spokesperson added that the new four-week timetable includes a window for Davis to rehab the calf strain and tendinosis in his right Achilles and ramp up his workouts. The team will continually monitor and evaluate the 27-year-old.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier in the week that Davis would miss at least two weeks and it would be "extremely unlikely" he returns to the court before the All-Star break beginning on March 5.

Davis previously missed a pair of Lakers' home wins on Feb. 8 and Feb. 10 due to a sore Achilles. He is averaging 22.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game this season, his second with Los Angeles. Davis and the Lakers cruised to the championship in the NBA bubble in 2020. 

Los Angeles has gotten off to a blistering start in its title defense this season. The Lakers enter the weekend sitting at No. 2 in the Western Conference, winning eight of their last ten games. 

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