Coach Frank Vogel said Thursday that Davis (calf/Achilles) is facing a four-week recovery timetable, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports. The Lakers will be without Davis through at least mid-March due to his right calf strain and an aggravation of right Achilles tendinosis. The team has made it clear that a cautious approach will be taken in regard to the 27-year-old's recovery, so it's possible the big man could still be sidelined when the Lakers open their second-half schedule. In the meantime, Kyle Kuzma stands to continue slotting into the starting five.
Head coach Frank Vogel confirmed Tuesday that he expects Davis (calf/Achilles) to remain sidelined for the remainder of the first half, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports. "It's unlikely we bring him back before the [All-Star] break, but we'll see," Vogel said of Davis. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN previously reported Monday that Davis would be re-evaluated in 2-to-3 weeks after he was diagnosed with a calf strain and an aggravation of right Achilles tendinosis that had previously sidelined the big man for two games last week. That timeline always made it likely that Davis wouldn't play before the break, so Vogel's comments merely offer confirmation. Perhaps more notably, Vogel indicated Tuesday that the Lakers intend to be cautious with bringing Davis back, so there's a good possibility that the 27-year-old remains sidelined when the Lakers open up their second-half schedule in mid-March.
Davis (calf) will be re-evaluated in 2-to-3 weeks after undergoing an MRI on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. As anticipated, Davis is set to miss at least the next few weeks after he tweaked his right calf/Achilles midway through Sunday's loss to Denver. Davis had previously missed a pair of games earlier in the week, but he made his return to action Friday against Memphis. Understandably, the Lakers are expected to be cautious with the superstar big man, and Wojnarowski adds that the team could wait until after the All-Star break (March. 5-10) to ease him back into game action. With that in mind, Montrezl Harrell, Markieff Morris, Talen Horton-Tucker, Kyle Kuzma and Marc Gasol could each gain some fantasy appeal over the next several weeks.
Davis suffered an aggravation on his right Achilles tendinosis during Sunday's game against Denver, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. He'll remain with the Lakers for their ongoing three-game road trip and undergo an MRI on Monday in Minneapolis. Playing in his second straight game after missing a pair of contests early last week, Davis held up for nearly the entire first half, but late in the second quarter he appeared to bump legs with Nikola Jokic and came up limping. Davis remained in the game to shoot two free throws, but he was then removed and immediately walked gingerly to the locker room. He finished the night with 15 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds and one assist in 14 minutes. Monday's MRI should provide more information, but at this stage, it's likely Davis ends up missing multiple contests during the Lakers' four-game week. Kyle Kuzma, Dennis Schroder and Talen Horton-Tucker are among the players who could see more sizable roles alongside LeBron James if Davis misses time.
Davis (Achilles) won't return to Sunday's game against the Nuggets and will undergo an MRI on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Davis reaggravated his right Achilles tendonosis late in the first half of Sunday's contest and is experiencing some swelling. As a result, he'll be held out for the second half and will get an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the issue. Kyle Kuzma started the second half and should continue to see increased run in his absence. Davis posted 15 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds and one assist over 14 minutes prior to his departure. It's not yet clear whether he'll be available Tuesday against Minnesota.
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