Anthony Davis injury is ‘more concerning’ than a sprain?

While initial reports said that Davis is going to be out for around a month, this later changed to describing the extent of his absence as “indefinite.” Now, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst mentioned on his The Hoop Collective podcast that the eight-time All-Star big man’s injury is “more concerning” than a sprain and he will miss “an extended period” of time. “He’s not gonna be out a game or two, he’s gonna be out an extended period. Hopefully, it’s an injury he can get some treatment on and get it healed. It’s not good, it’s not a sprained ankle, it’s not a sprained foot. From what I understand, it’s something more concerning than that.”
Sources: EuroHoops.net

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha

Finals: Suns 130, Lakers 104
The Lakers are blown out in Phoenix without LeBron, AD, Russ and Austin Reaves. They drop to 13-17 at the 30-game mark. Dennis Schroder had 30 points. Kendrick Nunn had 17 off the bench.
Up next: at Sacramento on Wednesday. – 11:22 PM

Jason Anderson @Janderson Sac Bee

Kings center Domantas Sabonis has his eighth consecutive double-double and his NBA-leading 21st of the season. Nikola Jokic is second with 20 followed by Anthony Davis (18), Tyrese Haliburton (18), Bobby Portis (17) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (16). – 11:00 PM

StatMuse @statmuse

Players averaging 20/10 in starts this season:
— Giannis Antetokounmpo
—Anthony Davis
—Nikola Jokic
—Christian Wood pic.twitter.com/sbqsE9M2Bg10:55 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

Dennis Schröder, perhaps the one Lakers capable of bringing his usage way up in the absence of LeBron, AD and Westbrook, is on fire.
He’s up to 30 points on 12 of 18 FG’s, including 2 of 2 from 3 and 4 of 4 from the FT line. He’s 6 of 7 in the paint and 6 of 11 on jumpers. – 10:45 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

UPDATE: LeBron James (ankle), Anthony Davis (foot), Devin Booker (groin), Russell Westbrook (foot) out #Suns#Lakers azcentral.com/story/sports/n… Street @azcentral9:08 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA

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Jovan Buha @jovanbuha

Roster players that will be available for the Lakers tonight:
Dennis Schroder
Patrick Beverly
Kendrick Nunn
Lonnie Walker IV
Max Christie
Troy Brown Jr.
Wenyen Gabriel
Thomas Bryant
Damian Jones
No LeBron, AD, Russell Westbrook, Austin Reaves and Juan Toscano-Anderson. – 8:30 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha

Roster players that will be available for the Lakers tonight:
Dennis Schroder
Patrick Beverly
Kendrick Nunn
Lonnie Walker IV
Max Christie
Troy Brown Jr.
Thomas Bryant
Damian Jones
No LeBron, AD, Russell Westbrook, Austin Reaves, Wenyen Gabriel and Juan Toscano-Anderson. – 8:28 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane

A Go Spurs Go chant has broken out inside Toyota Center after Keita Bates-Diop forces a turnover ad then drains at three at the other end to put San Antonio up 16-6. Rockets are playing bad offense and worse defense – 8:18 PM

Nate Duncan @Nate Duncan NBA

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Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

LeBron James (ankle), Anthony Davis (foot) and Devin Booker (groin) out for #Suns-#Lakers game https://t.co/PaaMdgcvVy via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/oa66lvVVge5:37 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

Latest #Suns-#Lakers IR:
OUT: LeBron James (ankle) Anthony Davis (foot) Austin Reaves (ankle) Juan Toscano-Anderson (ankle) Devin Booker (groin) Jock Landale (concussion protocol) Cameron Payne (foot) Duane Washington Jr. (hip).
?: Patrick Beverley (calf) Deandre Ayton (ankle). pic.twitter.com/SoFBMcVJ5A4:42 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin

LeBron James (left ankle soreness) and Anthony Davis (right foot soreness) OUT for #Suns#Lakers tonight at Footprint Center. – 4:21 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers

I’ll be on @ESPNLosAngeles with @clintonyates from 1-3:15pm PT. Talking Lakers, Anthony Davis, trades, Justin Turner, Rams, NFL, Elon Musk’s Twitter, Titanic, and more. Listen up! AK – 4:21 PM

Henry Abbott @TrueHoop

What did Darvin Ham do to Anthony Davis? Are the Knicks for real? Why does David Thorpe hate soccer now? The TrueHoop podcast with @David Thorpe and @jshector https://t.co/6fRadoOTMp pic.twitter.com/jCmniDcfL33:40 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin

After playing MVP-caliber basketball this season, Anthony Davis has suffered an injury that will sideline him a significant amount of time. Darvin Ham and LeBron James feel for him.
foxsports.com/stories/nba/le…12:56PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers

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Brad Turner @BA_Turner

Well, well,@dylanohernandezgoes all in with this piece in@latimessportson: Hernández: Anthony Davis injury shouldn’t deter Lakers front office: Trade those draft picks now latimes.com/sports/lakers/…11:42 AM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner

My dude@Dan Woikehas this in@latimessportson: Lakers defeat Wizards in a thriller; Anthony Davis likely to miss significant time latimes.com/sports/lakers/…11:41 AM

John Gonzalez @John Gonzalez

Monday’s Starting Five w/ @anderskelto

-Argentina-France World Cup classic
-Messi’s legacy
-Wild NFC weekends
-Wild AFC weekends
-Anthony Davis down. Again.
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…11:04 AM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

Tune into a fresh week of Run It Back on @FanDuelTV (Monday-Wednesday, 10 am ET) – today with the latest on the Lakers and Anthony Davis, Warriors and Stephen Curry and much more across the NBA: https://t.co/2wCA7qh7zj pic.twitter.com/rIMAHXRvCH9:30 AM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie

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-Are NBA fans more engaged than ever before Christmas? Why?
– AD out for a month. What should the Lakers do?
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Eric Pincus @EricPincus

latest @BleacherReport

Lakers Front Office Face Grim Options After Anthony Davis Injury
bleacherreport.com/articles/10059…2:25 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Lakers coach Darvin Ham said team’s competitiveness partly stems from LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and Pat Beverley encouraging younger teammates to play through mistakes. – 1:30 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Thomas Bryant on his final play and stepping up without Anthony Davis pic.twitter.com/5Z5tHgnh4512:12 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Lakers coach Darvin Ham said there’s no update yet on Anthony Davis after seeing more doctors on Sunday evening – 12:04 AM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers

It’s thematically apropos that the Lakers would beat the Wizards on a dunk off a busted play. They’re gonna have to be resourceful as hell and more a little lucky to avoid a total collapse during this period without Anthony Davis. AK – 12:01 AM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha

Halftimes: Lakers 66, Wizards 52
LeBron James has 15 points and 6 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV has 13 points. The Lakers are shooting 55.1%. Nineteen of their 27 field goals have come in the paint. They’ve maintained their play from Friday’s win after AD exited. – 10:32 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS

Bradley Beal is back and Anthony Davis is out, yet the Wizards are having some trouble taking advantage. They trail the Lakers by 14 points at halftime. – 10:31 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha

First quarters: Lakers 30, Wizards 29
LeBron James and Austin Reaves lead LA with 6 points each. The Lakers are shooting 48.1% and 57.1% on 3s. Darvin Ham used a nine-man rotation with no Anthony Davis and Patrick Beverley. – 10:06 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon

Updated story on Anthony Davis’ injury with some insight from Darvin Ham: ocregister.com/2022/12/18/lak…9:48 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Anthony Davis, Patrick Beverley and Juan Toscano-Anderson all sitting on the Lakers’ bench in street clothes – 9:42 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon

Thomas Bryant in the starting lineup for Anthony Davis; Austin Reaves starting for Pat Bev. Rest of the starters remain the same for the Lakers.
Bradley Beal makes his return for Washington. – 9:01 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Darvin Ham on AD:”He told me a great story about his daughter cheering him up. It’s not the injury history. It’s the level he was playing at recently & the entire season ..When you’re playing at that type of level, it’s hard to face a situation where you may miss multiple games.” – 8:47 PM

Janis Carr @janiscarr

Anthony Davis is expected to be seen by doctors at tonight’s game, per Darvin Ham. Pat Beverly is out – 8:00 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Technically, the Lakers have no timetable on Anthony Davis’ return. But Lakers coach Darvin Ham told AD to get ready with being a defacto assistant coach on the sidelines. – 7:57 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha

Darvin Ham said Anthony Davis is still being evaluated. He’ll have his foot looked at again by doctors tonight. – 7:51 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner

Darvin Ham said AD still being evaluated and that some doctors will see the Lakers center tonight about his foot injury – 7:49 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin

Darvin Ham says AD is still being evaluated and there’s no clear cut diagnosis yet. – 7:48 PM

More on this storyline

Brad Turner: Lakers say LeBron James (left ankle soreness), Austin Reaves (right ankle sprain) and Anthony Davis (right foot soreness) are out tonight at Phoenix. Patrick Beverley (right calf soreness) is questionable. -Street Twitter @BA_Turner / December 19, 2022

Ava Wallace: Bradley Beal (hamstring) is available tonight for vs. the Lakers. The Wizards are looking to snap a 9 game losing streak against the Lakers with Anthony Davis sidelined. -Street Twitter @avarwallace / December 18, 2022

Mark Medina: Lakers coach Darvin Ham said Anthony Davis is still being evaluated and plans to see more doctors later tonight. -Street Twitter @MarkG_Medina / December 18, 2022

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