The Lakers‘ new acquisition Anthony Davis recently suffered a sprained right thumb during the team’s pre-season game against the Brooklyn Nets this past Saturday. Luckily for everyone involved, he did not sustain any ligament damage or major injury.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the MRI results for Davis came back clean on Monday, which is a huge relief for fans with high expectations for the upcoming season. Considering he’s arguably the biggest move this past NBA offseason, there’s a lot of pressure riding on Davis and the Lakers at the moment.
MRI on right thumb of Anthony Davis returned clean today, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 14, 2019
Not only that, during a recent interview with Chris Haynes, Davis talked about how LeBron has told the Lakers staff that he wants Davis to be the main focus on the offense this upcoming season. “I’ve kind of been a focal-point player my whole career, especially in New Orleans. But first off, to have a guy like LeBron, someone of his caliber, go tell management and ownership and the coaches that he wants me to be the focal point is an honor,” Davis stated.
The Lakers will open the season on October 22nd against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Looks like this is the play where Anthony Davis hurt his thumb. pic.twitter.com/ab0Z8WQODY
— Laker Film Room (@LakerFilmRoom) October 12, 2019