New Development In Anthony Davis Injury

When Anthony Davis went down with a foot injury last week, Los Angeles Lakers fans feared the worst. He was said at the time to be out for a month. Word from the team today, however, paints a different picture.

According to a release by the Lakers, "after extensive consultation with team physicians and outside specialists, it has been determined that Anthony Davis has a stress injury in his right foot. Davis will be out indefinitely."

A stress injury is never a good thing. And is usually never a quick healing thing. But as noted by sports injury expert Jeff Stotts, a "stress reaction" is different from a "stress fracture", and the Lakers haven't been specific in this case. 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski provides a further update, in that the pain in Davis' foot has subsided recently, and he will be re-evaluated in a week-to-ten days to determine the next steps.

Woj adds that "there's hope" that a surgical procedure can be avoided. 

Chris Haynes of NBA on TNT has a report that Davis will be re-evaluated at about the two-week mark from now, and "if healing properly, the hope is he could ramp up his workouts en route to a return." So still at least a month away in the best-case scenario.

But any way you look at it, AD being out "indefinitely" is a devastating blow to the Lakers, and could put an end to any playoff aspirations they may have been holding onto. Davis was having an All-Star-caliber season, averaging 27.4 points, 12.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks, while shooting 59% from the floor. 

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