Anthony Davis suffers sprained thumb in Lakers’ exhibition loss to Nets in China
This doesn’t appear to be too serious, but the Lakers wisely were cautious — this was just a preseason game in China, after all.
Anthony Davis sprained his thumb on a first-quarter blocked shot against the Nets. Soon after he was taken out, got ice on it, and the team medical staff will look at more closely when the Lakers get home from China. Laker reporter Mike Trudell described what happened this way.
Anthony Davis had been holding his hand and flexing his fingers since blocking a Net at the rim minutes ago; he just got his thumb/wrist lightly wrapped before returning out of a time out, and promptly swallowed up an attempted entry pass to start a fast break.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 12, 2019
Anthony Davis, who had his thumb lightly wrapped in the 1st Q, just came back from the locker room with some ice on it. He has a sprained right thumb and will not return. Looked to have tweaked it going up to block a shot at the rim early in the first.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 12, 2019
Anthony Davis will get his sprained right thumb tested tomorrow upon the team’s return to L.A.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 12, 2019
Hopefully, for Davis and the Lakers, this is nothing serious and he’s ready to go in 10 days when the Lakers’ season tips off against the Clippers at Staples Center.
Brooklyn beat the Lakers 91-77 in a game where both teams looked tired and lethargic after a week in China. LeBron James and Davis played one quarter, Kyrie Irving did not play at all after his facial injury in the first game between these teams. Caris LeVert led the Nets with 22 points.