The Lakers’ Forward injured in game against Suns
Anthony Davis suffered an injury in the Lakers’ last game against the Suns. The injury forced him to leave the court, which made things very difficult for his team.
Timing of the injury
The injury occurred at the end of the second quarter. At that point the Lakers bigman (Anthony Davis), after attacking the hoop, ended up on the floor. He instantly made certain movements that manifested an obvious pain in the groin area.
The coach did not realize the seriousness of the problem at the time. However, shortly thereafter, he was forced to replace Davis, who was unable to continue playing during the second half.
It later turned out that Davis’ injury was not as superficial as it first appeared. So much so that the power forward underwent multiple tests in the last 24 hours.
According to sources close to the team, the check-ups are not over. It is intended to keep a daily medical control of the situation of the groin. This will make it possible to determine when the injury will be able to heal completely. Until then, the player will not be able to return to the field.
The problem of finding a replacement
Without the #3 on the Lakers’ roster, the coach will have to find a suitable replacement. However, his most recent strategic decisions have been highly questioned.
Among them was the decision to include Andre Drummond in the game. This player, a very poor performer, was not a good fit with Davis. The coach himself took notice and ended up replacing him with Marc Gasol.
In any case, there are several players who could make up for the absence of the center. The question is whether the coach will be able to find the best option.