Lakers’ Anthony Davis says foot harm is trending in proper route

Lakers massive star Anthony Davis stated the ache in his proper foot had been considerably diminished and imaging confirmed he was making progress in therapeutic.

Although Davis was reluctant to set a timeline for his return, he stated issues are shifting in the correct route.

“It heals fairly shortly,” Davis stated. “So after we get again to LA we will take one other image of the foot and see how far it is healed for the reason that final time I did it, which was the twenty second or twenty third. And it is actually nearly Pains. The ache continues to be there, I nonetheless really feel it a bit, not as unhealthy as earlier than. Extra like a two [out of 10], tending to 1. I had a facelift and the facelift is okay. Something I do within the weight room is okay.

“After I see that it is healed correctly or sufficient the place I can begin getting onto the pitch then we’ll begin that course of.”

Davis described the complexity of the harm he suffered on December 16 within the Lakers’ win over Denver. Within the first half of that recreation, Davis’ foot kicked Nikola Jokic’s leg whereas he was airborne. Davis stated the ache began after touchdown.

“It bothered me; it was very painful,” Davis stated. “The physician advised me I had a damaged bone and a bone spur in my foot. In that second and possibly into the subsequent day it was mentally tough for me simply because I acquired away with the accidents final yr and got here out with the angle to get again to who I need to be as a participant, on this kind , and one thing like that to occur was mentally robust.

“After that it was only a matter of discovering the subsequent steps to get again on the bottom. The subsequent day they advised me I had a stress response in my navicular bone, so I type of had two points. It comes from this piece, the bone spur retains hitting the navicular and inflicting a pressure that’s extra alarming to me than the bone spur. The stress response [can lead to] a stress fracture, and that is an entire totally different ballgame.”

Davis’ harm is triple. The bone spur has damaged off from the navicular bone and can also be scuffling with the stress response.

Davis stated he would “in all probability” want surgical procedure this offseason to take away the bone spur, which a physician stated Davis might have developed whereas nonetheless in school. Fractures of the navicular bone are thought of a severe harm, typically requiring surgical procedure and lengthy restoration durations.

Davis stated he met with 5 specialists to find out the harm and the way in which again, which implies no surgical procedure for now.

“I do not like surgical procedures,” he stated. “I really feel like if it may be averted, then let’s keep away from it. When that grew to become an choice, I wished to verify I acquired one of the best understanding of myself as a result of I am the one who has to make the choice with that.”

Davis stated the encouraging information about his pre-Christmas scans pushed him even farther from the surgical choice.

In 25 video games this season, Davis is averaging 27.4 factors and 12.1 rebounds.