L.A. had been identifying Davis’ injury as right foot soreness until Friday when the team termed it a stress injury after what the Lakers called “extensive consultation” with team doctors and outside specialists. ESPN previously reported that Davis would miss multiple weeks of playing time, at a minimum, because of the injury.
Sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the pain in Davis’ foot has subsided in the past several days and he’s expected to rest it for another 7-to-10 days. He’ll then have it re-evaluated for a possible return to play.
For now, there’s hope that a procedure can be avoided, the source added.
Davis, who was present for Lakers shootaround Friday wearing a winter hat and slippers while he was on the court, will miss his fourth straight game when L.A. hosts the Charlotte Hornets. The Lakers have gone 1-2 without him since the Denver game.
The 11-year veteran had been enjoying a career renaissance this season prior to the injury, averaging 27.4 points on a career-best 59.4% from the field, while also grabbing a career-high 12.1 rebounds per game with 2.6 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.3 steals.