Anthony Davis did not play the last few games of the Los Angeles Lakers due to a right prede problem, an injury sustained during the game against Denver this week. The long yellow-purple was expected to be out at least a month, according to rumors, but instead the time frame could be even longer. Earlier today the Lakers have in fact announced that AD suffered a stress injury to his right foot and will be out indefinitely.
So there is no return date, not even an approximate one, but surely the stress injury is not something to mess around with. Given the progress of the Lakers’ season, which is third to last in the West with a 13-18 record, for Davis’ return there is no longer talk of “when,” but of “if.” It obviously depends on so many factors, but in general a comeback takes an average of 6-8 weeks. So about two months away, even with normal timing AD would return in late February. Add to that the player has a pretty complicated injury history, so the Lakers would not want to rush his return. In short, the timetable could also get even longer, and at that point it would be pointless to risk further injuries in the last RS games, especially if the team is no longer in the running for the Playoffs.
This is a big problem for the Lakers, who had found an Anthony Davis in splendid form in the first part of the season. Without him, however, they got only one win in three games, losing to Sacramento and Phoenix while conceding 130 and 134 points, respectively.
UPDATE: According to Chris Haynes, Davis will be reevaluated in 2 weeks. From there it will be decided how to proceed, at best he could at that point begin his own recovery for a return to the field within a few weeks.