Anthony Davis is expected to be out for at least the next four weeks with a mid-foot sprain, the Lakers announced on Thursday. Davis suffered the injury during the second quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' 106-101 victory against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night, and it was initially reported to be an ankle sprain that would sideline the big man for approximately two weeks.
An MRI on Thursday, however, revealed the foot injury, and the Lakers announced that Davis will be re-evaluated in four weeks, which means he could be held out of games for even longer.
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"Win games until we get him back," Lakers coach Frank Vogel told reporters on Wednesday. "It's that simple. We can't feel sorry for ourselves. We don't know obviously how long it will be, but we gotta win as many games as we can down the stretch and believe in the group that we have. And hopefully we're able to get whole as quickly as possible."
The injury occurred when Davis jumped to catch a pass in the paint and came down awkwardly on his ankle, falling to the floor in obvious pain. Teammates helped Davis back to the locker room.
Davis had 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 17 minutes before leaving the game. Davis was sidelined for 17 games in December and January because of a knee injury.
Los Angeles is 27-31 and in ninth place in the Western Conference. Its next game is Feb. 25 against the Los Angeles Clippers.