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X-Ray Results Are In For Anthony Davis' Injury

Anthony Davis on the court.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 03: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the first half against the Los Angeles Clippers at Arena on February 03, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Lakers fans received quite the scare last night when superstar forward Anthony Davis crashed to the floor with what looked to be a serious injury.

Just minutes before halftime of last night's matchup with the Utah Jazz, the Los Angeles big man turned his ankle and was helped off the court. With teammates on either side, he was unable to put any weight on his right side.

Fortunately for Anthony Davis and the Lakers, it appears the injury may not be as serious as originally feared. After LA completed last night's 106-101 victory, AD's X-ray results came back negative. He's been diagnosed with a right ankle sprain and will be re-evaluated when the team returns from the All-Star break, per multiple reports.

This is great news for a Lakers team that will need all the help it can get if it wants to mount a late postseason push. At 27-31, the once-title-favorites are now ranked ninth in the Western Conference.

Davis has already missed 21 games this season with a variety of injuries. Hopefully this week's All-Star break will provide some much needed rest as he prepares to make a return in the final stretch of the season.

With Davis out, LeBron James will be called to step up his already incredible play that's seen him notch 23 straight games with more than 25 points.