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Lakers Injury Report: Anthony Davis Hurts Shoulder In Surprise Bucks Upset

The Lakers need Anthony Davis healthy.

Your Los Angeles Lakers' incredible 123-122 upset win over the Milwaukee Bucks without LeBron James featured so much good, but was unfortunately marred by an injury to Anthony Davis. 

On a drive by Giannis Antetokounmpo, early in the 2nd half, Davis attempted to draw a charge but was met with an elbow to the shoulder from the 6-foot-11, 240-pound bulldozing Giannis, being visibly injured on impact.

Davis continued to play, but put up just eight points in the second half, appearing markedly less aggressive and consistently grabbing his shoulder while wincing in pain. 

Luckily, the odds of a severe injury are very low, as it with most upper body injuries, players can't play at all if they suffer something serious, immediately being taken out of games and receiving tests. Instead, it's more likely that Davis suffered some kind of stinger or minor joint sprain that should subside shortly. 

To that end, we'll get more news on the issue shortly, per Jovan Buha of The Athletic: 

Any absence for AD will lead to Jaxson Hayes seeing an increase in minutes, along with potentially Harry Giles III, who was recently signed. That, of course, would likely be a disaster, so one can hope that AD is able to play in LA's battle with the Timberwolves on Sunday.