Anthony Davis says ankle “feels fine” after game four injury

Anthony Davis
Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) shoots a 3-point basket over Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic (15) at the end of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 105-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

While the Los Angeles Lakers gutted out a huge game four win against the Denver Nuggets, it didn’t come without some mixed feelings.

Late in the fourth quarter, Lakers big man Anthony Davis went down with an ankle injury after landing on Paul Millsap’s foot on a jumpshot. Davis went down in a heap and seemed to be badly hurt but remained on the court to shoot free throws and closed out the game.

After the game, Davis, who was noticeably moving gingerly on the court after suffering the injury, was quick to say that he will be okay moving forward:

Lakers head coach Frank Vogel seemed a little more concerned but stopped short of diagnosing it as a more severe injury:

The risk with ankle injuries like this is that they may become swollen or stiff the day after the fact and be much less manageable to play on than immediately after the injury. Still, Davis managed to be a big contributor down the stretch despite some limited mobility and the Lakers will be optimistic that he can get back on the floor in game five to try to close out the series.

The Lakers have been fairly fortunate in their injury luck this postseason so here’s hoping Davis’ injury will heal quickly.

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