In the Lakers’ loss to the Thunder on Thursday, superstar Anthony Davis suffered a thumb injury.
Davis sustained the injury near the end of the first half while pursuing an offensive rebound.
His right hand made contact with the arm of Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Davis was in immediate visible pain. He wasn’t on the floor to start the third quarter but returned to the game a few minutes into the second half with a wrap on his right hand.
It was then announced that Davis had a right thumb sprain.
Davis finished the game with 29 points, 18 of which came in the first half. He also grabbed 18 rebounds and dished out five assists.
Will Anthony Davis miss any games?
The next game on the Lakers schedule is on Saturday, Nov. 6 against the Trail Blazers in Portland. In his postgame presser, Davis said his thumb is “fine,” adding “we’ll see how it feels” when asked about his availability for Saturday’s game.
Through nine games this season, Davis is averaging 25.4 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.3 blocks on 50.8 percent shooting from the field.
The Lakers stand at 5-4 following their loss to the Thunder, putting them in sixth place in the Western Conference standings.
In addition to Davis’ availability being up in the air, the Lakers will be without LeBron James against the Trail Blazers. Prior to their matchup with the Thunder, it was revealed that James is expected to miss at least one week with an abdominal strain.
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Following their contest against the Trail Blazers, the Lakers return to Los Angeles for a five-game homestand.
Lakers upcoming schedule
|Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||National TV|
|Nov. 6||at Trail Blazers||10:30 p.m.||NBA TV|
|Nov. 8||vs. Hornets||10:30 p.m.||NBA TV|
|Nov. 10||vs. Heat||10 p.m.||ESPN|
|Nov. 12||vs. Timberwolves||10:30 p.m.||—|
|Nov. 14||vs. Spurs||3:30 p.m.||—|
|Nov. 15||vs. Bulls||10:30 p.m.||NBA TV|
|Nov. 17||at Bucks||7:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Nov. 19||at Celtics||7:30 p.m.||ESPN|