Is Anthony Davis playing tonight? Latest injury update for Lakers vs Clippers, January 24

Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

The Los Angeles Lakers have been forced to stay afloat without Anthony Davis for over a month and for the most part, the team has been able to do just that. It has not always been pretty but the Lakers have remained in striking distance to make a playoff push.

Once Davis returns, the Lakers will once again have the most dominant duo in the league with a supporting cast that now has a new face in Rui Hachimura.

Fans are eager to know Anthony Davis’ status ahead of tonight’s game against the rivaled Los Angeles Clippers. Here is everything you need to know.

Anthony Davis injury status for tonight’s game against Clippers

While Anthony Davis is progressing nicely from his ankle injury, he has not yet been cleared to return to action. Davis looked “great” in a scrimmage over the weekend, per Darvin Ham, so a return could be imminent.

Anthony Davis injury history

Davis has been out since mid-December with a right foot injury. This is the third season in a row in which Davis has missed significant time due to injury. You can view Davis’ entire injury history throughout his NBA career here.

When is Anthony Davis coming back?

The previously reported expectation for AD’s return was to start the Lakers’ upcoming road trip. The road trip begins on Saturday, January 28 against the Boston Celtics. While that is the expected return date for Davis, it has not been confirmed.

If that is indeed when Davis returns, the Lakers will only need to play two more games (including tonight’s game against the Clippers) without him in the lineup.

Los Angeles Lakers next 5 opponents:

The last game before the road trip should be an easy one but the road trip overall is a tough stretch for the Lakers. It would be massive if Davis could return for the upcoming slate of games.

  • vs San Antonio Spurs: Wednesday, January 25
  • at Boston Celtics: Saturday, January 28
  • at Brooklyn Nets: Monday, January 30
  • at New York Knicks: Tuesday, January 31
  • at Indiana Pacers: Thursday, February 2