The second-place Los Angeles Lakers will have to compete without one of their best players for the next month.
Lakers head coach Frank Vogel revealed Thursday that Anthony Davis will miss four weeks with a calf strain and Achilles tendinosis, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
“We want to try to put this fully behind him and be conservative with it, just to make sure that it’s fully healed before he’s back,” Vogel said.
Davis missed two games last week with tendinosis in his right Achilles and exited Sunday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets before halftime after re-aggravating the injury.
The Lakers are 1-2 in their last three games and have seven games remaining before the All-Star Game. Davis was selected for the ASG, but it’s unclear if he’ll compete due to his injuries.
The 27-year-old is averaging 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 53.3% from the field and 29.3% from deep. He has made the All-Star Game every season since the 2013-14 campaign.