Davis hasn’t played a game since Feb. 14, nearly a month and a half ago, because of a right calf strain. The Lakers have struggled mightily without him, even more so after LeBron James went down with a high-ankle sprain last week and has missed every game since.
Head coach Frank Vogel just recently told reporters Davis is “still a ways away” from returning to game action. While concerning, ESPN staff writer Dave McMenamin offered a more in-depth update on Davis Friday evening, and it’s an encouraging one.
Following an evaluation on Friday, team doctors have cleared Davis to advance his on-court work. Such an increase is only good news for the Lakers, who are in a recent major slump without their two superstars on the court.
New story: Nearly six weeks after going out of the lineup with his right leg injuries, Anthony Davis was cleared to ramp up his on-court activities https://t.co/D85Q5YlC3Y
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 27, 2021
“Team doctors cleared Anthony Davis to begin advancing his on-court work after an evaluation on Friday, nearly six weeks after Davis last played in a game because of a calf strain and tendonitis in his right leg, the Los Angeles Lakers announced,” McMenamin wrote, via ESPN.com. “This advancement will include ‘increased volume and intensity in shooting, dribbling and position specific drills,’ according to a Lakers spokesperson.”
It’s still unclear when exactly Anthony Davis will return to the Lakers’ lineup. But it’s worth noting he’s making progress.
There’s no need for Los Angels to rush Davis back to the court, either. As long as the Lakers are healthy in time for the postseason, they’re going to be the favorite in the Western Conference.
Stay tuned for further updates regarding the Lakers superstar forward.
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