LA Lakers Anthony Davis ‘maybe a week before return’ after sitting for over a month

Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis “may be a week away from returning” after sitting out more than a month with a foot injury as the Lakers prepare for a tough five-game road trip

Los Angeles Lakers star power forward Anthony Davis may be a week away from returning from injury, according to reports from ESPN.

The eight-time All-Star has been out of action since Dec. 16 when he injured his big toe.

“Anthony Davis, as we speak, is possibly a week away from his return,” ESPN’s Dave McMenamin said. “He will continue the ramp-up process and go through a couple of full-fledged practices across the pitch. And it will all be about how his body reacts the next day.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis is

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis is “possibly a week away” from returning to the game

Lakers head coach Darvin Ham said Davis was

Lakers head coach Darvin Ham said Davis was “virtually pain free” after intense workouts.

“But if all continues to go well, he’ll be back playing for the Lakers at Crypto.com Arena next week and spending the entire road trip with them.”

According to Lakers coach Darwin Ham, after individual training sessions that lasted between 45 minutes and an hour, Davis was “fairly pain free” and making really, really, really good progress.

The Lakers will begin a five-game road trip against mostly Eastern Conference teams in the playoffs on Jan. 28, and a returning Davis would give the lineup a big boost.

Davis has appeared at Lakers games in street clothes while seated next to teammates

Davis has appeared at Lakers games in street clothes while seated next to teammates

LA meets the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans.

Aside from having all five teams in the playoffs, the Celtics also currently have the best record in the NBA at 34-12.

The Lakers have struggled to perform with or without Davis as they have a 20-25 record up to this point in the season.

Before Davis was injured, he averaged 27.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.3 steals in 25 games while shooting 59.4 percent from the field and 29.0 percent shot from 3-point range.

He is no stranger to missing extended periods through injury, having appeared in 40 games in 2021-22 and 36 games in 2020-21.

Davis played at an incredibly high level before missing time due to a foot injury

Davis played at an incredibly high level before missing time due to a foot injury

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