Anthony Davis injury timeline: Will Lakers star return or miss rest of 2021-22 season?

The Lakers continue to be without Anthony Davis. In the team’s win over the Jazz on Feb. 16, Davis left the game late in the second quarter after turning his right ankle. He has been sidelined since without a clear timetable for return.

Davis has appeared in 37 of a possible 62 games this season. The Lakers are 17-20 with him compared to 10-15 without him. With so little time remaining in the regular season, will the Lakers see AD hit the court again this season? That remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, the NBA and its fans benefit when the Brow is on the floor.

Here is a timeline of Davis’ injuries, plus the latest on when he could return.

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Anthony Davis 2021-22 injury timeline

— Nov. 24, 2021: Davis missed his first game of the 2021-22 NBA season due to a fever. Without Davis, LeBron James led the Lakers to an overtime victory over the Pacers with 39 points.

Dec. 10, 2021: Davis missed the Lakers’ game against the Thunder with a sore left knee. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said he doesn’t “really know exactly what the next steps are other than the medical team just said we want to find out exactly what it is before we put him out there.”

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Dec. 12, 2021: Davis missed his second straight game with knee soreness. Vogel said pregame that Davis’ knee was structurally sound and he was considered day-to-day. 

Dec. 15, 2021: Davis returned to the lineup following a two-game absence, finishing with 20 points (8-of-18 shooting) and 12 rebounds in a win over the Mavericks

Dec. 17, 2021: Davis left the Lakers’ loss to the Timberwolves in the third quarter with a left knee injury following a collision with Jaden McDaniels.

Dec. 18, 2021: The Lakers announced that Davis had suffered an MCL sprain and would be re-evaluated in four weeks.

Jan. 14, 2022: Davis participated in an individual on-court workout, leading to optimism that he could return near the end of the month of January.

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Jan. 25, 2022: After missing 17 straight games, Davis returned in a win over the Nets, finishing with eight points, four blocks, two rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes.

Jan. 28, 2022: Davis sat out a matchup against the Hornets with a wrist injury suffered in a loss to the 76ers the previous night.

Feb. 16, 2022: In a win over the Jazz, Davis turned his right ankle after catching a lob pass from Malik Monk. He had to be helped off the court by his teammates. X-rays revealed no fracture.

— Feb. 17, 2022: The Lakers announced that Davis had suffered a mid-foot sprain and would be evaluated again in four weeks.

— March 3, 2022: With 20 games remaining, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said they’re still expecting Davis to return this season.

Anthony Davis 2021-22 stats

  • 23.1 points per game
  • 9.7 rebounds per game
  • 2.9 assists per game
  • 2.3 blocks per game
  • 1.2 steals per game
  • 53.7 percent shooting from the field
  • 18.2 percent shooting from 3-point range
  • 70.9 percent shooting from free throw line
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Lakers remaining 2021-22 schedule

Date Opponent National TV
March 5 vs. Warriors ABC
March 7 at Spurs
March 9 at Rockets
March 11 vs. Wizards NBA TV
March 13 at Suns ESPN
March 14 vs. Raptors  
March 16 at Timberwolves  
March 18 at Raptors  
March 19 at Wizards  
March 21 at Cavs  
March 23 vs 76ers ESPN
March 27 at Pelicans  
March 29 at Mavs TNT
March 31 at Jazz TNT
Apr 1 vs. Pelicans NBA TV
Apr 3 vs. Nuggets ABC
Apr 5 at Suns NBA TV
Apr 7 at Warriors TNT
Apr 8 vs. Thunder  
Apr 10 at Nuggets