The L.A. Lakers announced on Wednesday that Anthony Davis will be able to travel with the team on their upcoming road trip after he suffered a nasty fall.
Davis was hurt when he fell hard on his back and tailbone after trying to block the shot of New York’s Julius Randle in the third quarter of the Lakers’ sixth straight win, 117-87 over the Knicks on Tuesday night. Davis stayed down for about two minutes while his teammates gathered around him, but he was able to walk off the court slowly. The team initially diagnosed the injury as a bruised sacrum — the lower part of the spine. But after the MRI, they said the official diagnosis was changed to a “soft-tissue bruise.”
Davis is the NBA’s sixth-leading scorer. He is expected to be listed as questionable when the Lakers open a two-game road trip Friday in Dallas, where they’ll play the Mavericks, to be followed by a game at Oklahoma City on Saturday before returning to Los Angeles.
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