Lakers news: Anthony Davis will miss next three weeks, ‘possibly beyond’

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Erik García Gundersen
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The Los Angeles Lakers have a choice on their hands with Anthony Davis and they may be starting to tip their hand as his calf injury is forcing the franchise to think long-term about their 28-year old big man. After the Lakers announced on Friday that Davis would be out at least two more weeks, Yahoo’s Chris Haynes reported on Monday that it will be a lot longer than that before we see Davis on the court again.

Haynes reported that Davis will be out three weeks and “possibly beyond” because they’re going to be “overly cautious.” All of that is understandable given the nature of Davis’ injury, being a calf/Achilles injury. While Kevin Durant looked great this season coming back from a torn Achilles, he’s also been sidelined with a hamstring injury. While successful recovery from Achilles injuries is more common than it used to be in the NBA, the Lakers and Davis are rightfully exploring options to avoid that possibility.

But with the Lakers needing to be cautious with Davis, the Lakers may have to be more active at the trade deadline than they were last season.

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