Anthony Davis

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Anthony Davis should come with a \’handle with care\’ warning tag. The Lakers\’ power forwards missed much of last season due to several injury concerns. Meanwhile, Lakers fans were hoping for better for him coming into the 2022 NBA season. Davis previously revealed that he is taking up a new approach to minimize the injury concerns. However, Davis is again facing fitness issues in the preseason. According to reports, he missed out the Thursday\’s game against the Timberwolves due to injury concerns. 

Anthony Davis Missed The Lakers Vs. Timberwolves On Thursday!

One of the main reasons behind the Lakers\’ meddling season was Anthony Davis\’ constant struggle with his fair share of injuries. However, the teams and the fans had better expectations from the star stepping into the 2022-23 NBA season. Even before the actual start of the season, Davis was already struggling with back injury issues, which led to him missing the Lakers\’ third preseason game against the Timberwolves. 


Davis was initially listed on the injury report with the same back pain. But he participated in the Lakers\’ first preseason game against the Sacramento Kings. It doesn\’t seem like the problem is significant. The Lakers don\’t want to raise the subject during a contest that is practically pointless, so this is more of a preventative approach. When the news broke yesterday night, Lakers fans from Inglewood to Irvine let out a collective wail.

Anthony missed the team\’s preseason loss vs. the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night due to lower back stiffness. Davis was a late scratch for Wednesday\’s preseason matchup against Phoenix with minor back tightness. Therefore, the Lakers didn\’t take any chances with Davis during the preseason. And they rested the veteran rest so that he can be at his best when they need him for the important games to come. 

Darvin Ham Discusses Davis\’ Back Situation

Many believe Anthony Davis\’ fitness and form will be the key for the Lakers if there were to have a chance at lifting the NBA title one time. Thus, the fans of the Los Angeles franchise were highly concerned about Davis\’ fitness when the news of his back issues came out. 


However, Coach Darvin Ham has some words of relief for these fans as he indicated that Davis\’ back issues are nothing serious. He will be fit to make it into the Lakers\’ squad before we\’d know it. Addressing the issue of benching Davis in Thursday\’s game, Ham stated,\” We\’re just being precautionary.\” Moreover, Ham has denied the claims that playing at the center is causing more back issues for Anthony Davis. 

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