Anthony Davis’ health is once again raising concerns for the Lakers as the big man struggles with back issues. His own words about this pain will only worry fans even more.
In case of doubt, influence Anthony Davis has on Lakers became clear last season. He is out for the second year in a row due to injury proved expensive for purple and gold.
AD managed to stay healthy until the 2019-20 campaign, his first year Los Angeles which ended in the best way possible, with the Lakers winning the championship. That’s why his availability has been one of the biggest stories for the Lakers heading into the current season.
But it didn’t take long for Davis to upset everyone in LA when he landed on his back in the home opener against Nuggets. After missing the next game against The TimberwolvesDavis bounced back in Sunday’s win against Denver. Although he finished the game, AD later he admitted that he was in a lot of pain.
Lakers news: Anthony Davis gets real with back pain
“A pretty good amount,” Davis shared how much pain he felt through Lakers Nation. “It comes and goes on the return, those little shocks that go. But at this point you’re playing on adrenaline, so I know I’ll probably feel it more tonight, maybe even tomorrow. But it’s all manageable. I just try to do everything I can to be on the floor and help the team.
“Keep doing what I’m doing,” Davis added. “It was killing me tonight, but I tried to do everything I could to help the team win. So if that means we have to fight through it, we will fight through it. I have two days between games to prepare well for New Orleans on Wednesday, but I will do everything in my power to make sure we can do it.”
There was a moment late in the game when Davis was seen in pain, but he pushed through it to help his team to their first win of the season. Although the season has only just begun, it has been an important one for the Lakers break the losing streak.