Los Angeles Lakers welcomed Toronto Raptors on Sunday night and witnessed their seven-games winning record coming to an end. However, the bigger issue for the Lakers was that their superstar Anthony Davis aggravated his shoulder injury.
Davis had to exit the game against the Raptors in the third quarter, experiencing shoulder issues after he blocked Pascal Siakam’s shot. He ended up returning later in the game and finished the night with 27 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks.
Lakers’ head coach Frank Vogel told reporters after the game that Davis will be fine, with the 26-year-old forward confirming he won’t be missing any time. However, he did tell the reporters that the initial shoulder injury, which he suffered two weeks ago, left him having to play through pain.
“There’s really never a play I don’t feel it.” – Davis told reporters on Sunday night. “But I’m going to go out there and play, I try not to let it affect my game. I just play through it and then worry about taking care of it after the game.”
Lakers have been on a great run before the loss against Toronto, and much of that was thanks to Anthony Davis. Davis, who came to LA in the summer via trade with New Orleans Pelicans, has been considered an early MVP candidate. He is currently averaging 26.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game so far in the season.