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Anthony Davis out for at least a month with foot injury, won’t play Sunday vs. Wizards

AD will miss a game after injuring his foot on Friday against the Nuggets.

Aaron Gordon #50 of the Denver Nuggets and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half at Crypto.com Arena on December 16, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Update: Davis is out for at least a month with a foot injury, according to Shams Charania. This is a tough break for the Lakers, who have been relying heavily on the big man to stay afloat in the West. LeBron James will have to step up with Davis out, and Thomas Bryant likely takes over as the starting center for the team.


The Los Angeles Lakers will be without their big man Anthony Davis due to right foot soreness. The team announced on Saturday that he would miss Sunday’s game against the Washington Wizards, per Dave McMenamin.

Davis injured his foot 17 minutes into the Lakers win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday. He went to the locker room with the team at halftime and did not return to start the third quarter. Thomas Bryant replaced him in the lineup in a 126-108 win. Davis finished the game with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, a block, and a steal.

Davis landed awkwardly on a layup attempt in the first quarter but played out the half. He had x-rays at the arena and head coach Darvin Ham said he would be re-evaluated on Saturday to determine the severity of the injury. The fact that it’s soreness is a slight plus in that there is no fracture.