This looked scary. It’s likely going to cost Anthony Davis a couple of games, but hopefully it’s not an extended period of time.
The Lakers’ big man took a nasty fall late in the third quarter against the Knicks on Tuesday night. Davis went up to block a Julius Randle shot, had contact while airborne, spun and fell flat on his back.
Anthony Davis goes up for a block and falls on his tail bone pic.twitter.com/FaSUSDJDXq
— The Render (@TheRenderNBA2) January 8, 2020
Davis left the game, gingerly went back to the locker room for evaluation, and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
Anthony Davis won’t return tonight after suffering a sacral contusion. X-Rays were negative.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 8, 2020
The sacral area is the fused bone just above the tailbone, although after the game coach Frank Vogel said Davis suffered a bruised tailbone (we tend to think of the sacral area as the tailbone). Davis will get an MRI on Wednesday, when a more definitive diagnosis and timeline are expected. He was walking around under his own power after the game.
That said, reports are Davis will not join the Lakers on their upcoming two-game road trip to Dallas and Oklahoma City.