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Lakers Injury Report: Anthony Davis Still Dealing With Lingering Ailment

It's just something Davis has to play through at this point.

Your Los Angeles Lakers have already dealt with their fair share of injuries this season, and it has caused some disconnect on the court. One of those comes from star Anthony Davis, who is dealing with a hip injury that he suffered weeks ago.

It's something that Davis has to play through at this point, but it does seem to be getting a little better. LA doesn't have the luxury of Davis missing too many games, as they try to stay alive in the Western Conference standings.

Davis put together a solid game against the Houston Rockets on Sunday night, and you could tell that the hip wasn't bothering him as much. But it's always a question of when the pain will strike for him. He was still dealing with it ahead of yesterday's In-Season Tournament matchup against the Utah Jazz, as he was listed as being merely probable to play (he eventually did).

"He laughed and then added that he had gotten some treatment at home on his left adductor/hip spasm injury. Davis played 33 minutes against the Rockets and looked much more lively than he did Friday night in Portland."

Per Broderick Turner of The Los Angeles Times

Davis is the key to the Lakers season, and they need him healthy as the year progresses. The team relies on him both on the offensive and defensive end of the floor, and Davis knows it.

He just wants to do his part in helping the team win, but he knows that there are challenges to playing through the pain.

“Everybody is dealing with whatever they got going on with,” he said. “I just try to go out there and be a presence on the floor. Being on the floor helps my team. I’m never going to put myself in a situation where I can probably miss an extended period of time. But if I feel comfortable and the medical staff and my team feels comfortable for me to go out there and play, then I’m going to go do that. I’ve been feeling good.”

Per Anthony Davis via The LA Times

As long as Davis continues to get his treatment, he should be alright to keep playing. They need him on the floor, and he will do his best to stay there.

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