The Los Angeles Lakers fell below .500 on Monday night with the team’s second-consecutive loss. That was not the biggest loss for the Lakers of the night, though, as Anthony Davis left the game early with an injury.
Davis exited the game in the first half and tried to give it a go and return to action in the second half. However, after just two minutes of play in the second half, Davis was once again removed from the game and went to the locker room.
AD getting injured is not new for Lakers fans as it has once again become a question of whether or not he will be healthy enough to suit up. Los Angeles is a completely different team with Davis on the floor, making his status for Wednesday’s game that much more important.
Is Anthony Davis playing tonight vs the Rockets?
Thankfully, it appears that Anthony Davis avoided serious injury and will not miss any more time for the Lakers. All signs are pointing to Davis playing on Wednesday against the Rockets, barring any setbacks.
While it is great to see Davis potentially returning, it is important that the team is cautious and protects the player from himself if need be. It is always great to see a star player so eager to suit up but there is no reason to take extra risk for a November road game when there are bigger fish to fry.
Full Lakers injury report vs Rockets:
Davis might not be the only player returning for the Lakers as Rui Hachimura is lined up to make his long-awaited return to the rotation. While it is not yet official, Hachimura has been listed as probable for Wednesday night after being forced to miss several games.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Jarred Vanderbilt, Gabe Vincent and Jalen Hood-Schifino. All three of those players have already been ruled out with their returns coming in weeks, not days.
Jaxson Hayes is also listed as questionable for Wednesday night. Hayes did not play on Monday as he suffered an ankle sprain.
Full Rockets injury report vs Lakers:
Fifth-overall pick Amen Thompson has been ruled out as he is dealing with an ankle injury. 2022 17th overall pick Tari Eason has also been listed as probable against the Lake Show. Eason has not played a game this season as he has dealt with a leg injury.
Outside of those two, the Rockets have a relatively clean bill of health heading into this matchup against the purple and gold.