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Lakers Will Struggle Without Anthony Davis

AD Suffered a Concerning Eye Injury During Saturday’s Game vs the Warriors and He’s Questionable for Monday

Bad Timing

The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Golden State Warriors over the weekend but that wasn’t the biggest piece of NBA news to come from the game. Anthony Davis was forced to leave early due to an eye injury. His left eye was completely swollen shut.


Lakers Will Struggle Without Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers | Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Davis has an extensive injury history but he’s been able to stay healthy this year and has only missed four NBA games. It remains to be seen how significant this eye injury is but if he has to miss time, it’ll be a huge blow to the Lakers’ playoff chances.

LeBron James Talks AD Injury

Anthony Davis’ stats have been incredible this year. He’s top five in the NBA in rebounds and blocks per game this season. He’s also averaging 24.5 points per game. It’s been a struggle for the Lakers to win as they are currently the 10th seed in the Western Conference.


Without Davis, the Lakers’ road to the playoffs will get significantly harder. Against the Warriors, LeBron James thought Davis’ absence was too hard to overcome.

“When you’ve been preparing for a couple of days with our prep and you lose a key component to your team in one quarter, we tried to pick it up, but, obviously, there’s some things we can’t do without AD,” James told reporters.

The Warriors aren’t a powerhouse this season and the Lakers couldn’t beat them without Davis. Luckily, things are looking better for the All-Star. According to Shams Charania, Davis has been able to regain vision and could be ready to return tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. Either way, the fact that he’s recovering already is good news for the Lakers.

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