Report: Lakers update injury statuses for Anthony Davis, Lonnie Walker and LeBron James vs. Spurs

Injury Reports Lakers LeBron James Anthony Davis

On Wednesday night, the San Antonio Spurs will play the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. This is the last game of a four-game series between these two Western Conference teams and the Lakers have a chance to sweep the Spurs for the first time since 2019-2020.

Injury Updates for Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs game

The Lakers

  • Anthony Davis (Foot) 
  • Lonnie Walker IV (Knee)
  • Austin Reaves (Hamstring)

Anthony Davis – Questionable

Injury Reports Lakers LeBron James Anthony Davis

According to a report by Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com, the Lakers star Anthony Davis is making progress in his recovery from a foot injury and is on track to play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

AD was scheduled to undergo further examination on Wednesday morning, as was disclosed by the Lakers on Tuesday night. It has since come to light that Davis is expected to return to action on Wednesday evening, provided that everything goes according to plan.

According to McMenamin, the star forward will be on a 20-to-24-minute restriction after being sidelined for nearly six weeks due to a fractured bone spur and stress reaction in his right foot. He was unable to play due to the injury, which caused him to miss nearly six weeks of action. After stepping in for Davis at center, Thomas Bryant would be the natural choice to return to a role on the bench as the team’s reserve player.

Mark Medina of NBA.com reports that before Davis (foot) ‘had another great day’ on Monday and that he will be reevaluated first thing Wednesday morning.

Davis has been making consistent headway toward a full recovery from an injury he sustained to his right foot. The Lakers are remaining tight-lipped about their plans for Davis’s return, but if everything goes according to plan on Wednesday, a timetable for Davis’s return could become available shortly thereafter.

LeBron James – Active

LeBron James will play despite having an ankle injury on Wednesday night’s game against the Spurs.

Due to his ongoing ankle injury, James was listed on the injury report as questionable; however, he has been given the go-ahead to play on the court on Wednesday evening. Over the course of his last five contests, he has posted averages of 35.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.6 assists, and 1.2 blocks.

See more: LeBron James injury status of The Lakers

The Spurs

Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com says that Langford’s hip injury makes it unclear if he will play Wednesday against the Lakers.

Langford didn’t seem hurt in Monday’s game against Portland, so it’s not clear when he hurt himself. He will probably have to show that he is healthy during morning shootaround and pregame warmups in order to play on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, after suffering a knee injury on January 2, Devin Vassell has not yet set a date for his return.

NBA Regular Season Schedule

Wednesday, January 25, 2023      
AWAY HOME TIME / TV VENUE
Indiana Orlando 7:00 PM Amway Center
Brooklyn Philadelphia 7:30 pm ESPN Wells Fargo Center
Minnesota New Orleans 8:00 PM Smoothie King Center
Washington Houston 8:00 PM Toyota Center
Denver Milwaukee 8:00 PM Fiserv Forum
Atlanta Oklahoma City 8:00 PM Paycom Center
Memphis Golden St. 10:00 pm ESPN Chase Center
Utah Portland 10:00 PM Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
Toronto Sacramento 10:00 PM Golden 1 Center
San Antonio L.A. Lakers 10:30 PM Crypto.com Arena