The lower back problems that plagued Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis early this season were exacerbated when he fell straight on his back while going for a shot that was blocked. Davis stayed in the game and continued playing until it got worse in the Lakers’ first game against the Denver Nuggets.

This caused Davis to be seated in the next game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he returned to the field in Sunday night’s Lakers game with Denver. There was a moment late in the game when Davis seemed to once again exacerbate his back injury, but he remained in contention.

After the game, the Lakers’ first win of the season, Davis admitted that his back was in pain.

When asked how much pain he’s in, Davis said, “Very good amount. In a rebound, it kind of comes and goes, these little bumps keep going. But at this point, you’re playing with adrenaline and so I know tonight, maybe tomorrow, I’ll probably feel It’s more. But it’s all manageable. I’m just trying to do what I can to make sure I’m on the ground to help the team.”

Davis defended the pain on Sunday in helping the Lakers get into the winning column, as he finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds, and as he pointed out, it’s more about pain management than anything else because it can’t make the injury worse.

As much as he’ll do to deal with that pain, Davis plans to stick with the program.

“Keep doing what I’m doing,” the Lakers huge man added. “It was killing me tonight but I tried to do everything I could to help the team win. So if that means fighting through that, we’re going to fight through it. I had two days between games getting it right for New Orleans on Wednesday but I’m going to do everything in my power.” And my quest to make sure we get it done.”

It will be interesting to see how the Davis and Lakers deal with this backstory going forward. At some point, they’re going to have to find some time to really allow Davis to rest because he can’t handle this for the entire season. But for now, Davis is ready to move on and it hasn’t stopped him from performing at the level expected of him.

James says Davis should ‘do what’s best for his body’

LeBron James and the rest of the Lakers understand how important Davis is to the success of this team. But LeBron also knows that Davis taking care of his body in the midst of this back injury is what matters most.

James recently noted that Davis has to “do what’s best for his body” in dealing with this back problem, and while he wants to play in every game, he needs to manage things and trust his staff to make sure he no longer puts his body in Elsewhere. type of danger.

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