Anthony Davis In Wheelchair After Head Injury In Game 5

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Anthony Davis, the key player of the Los Angeles Lakers, was forced to exit Game 5 in a wheelchair after getting hit in the head by Kevon Looney of the Golden State Warriors.

Davis had been instrumental in the Lakers' success during the postseason, especially in the first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies and the first four games of the second-round series against the Warriors.

His injury could be a major setback for the Lakers, who may have to complete the series without him. According to reports, Davis was hit in the head by Looney's forearm while attempting to defend a layup by D'Angelo Russell in the fourth quarter.

Photo: Instagram/Anthony Davis has been a crucial part of the Lakers' success since he joined the team. His scoring ability, defensive prowess, and leadership have helped the Lakers compete for championships.

After leaving the game, Davis was escorted in a wheelchair for further evaluation. Lakers coach Darvin Ham was optimistic but did not provide any details regarding Davis's condition.

The Lakers are hopeful that Davis did not suffer a concussion, but if he did, he may not be able to return for Game 6 due to the NBA's concussion protocol.

This protocol states that a player diagnosed with a concussion must be regularly monitored for 24 hours before beginning the return-to-participation process, which includes evaluation by a physician and completion of the NBA's return-to-participation exertion process.

At present, the exact nature of Davis's injury has not been disclosed, nor has a concussion been officially diagnosed.

The Lakers can only hope that the injury is not severe enough to keep Davis out for the rest of the series. 

If he is unable to play, the Lakers will need to rely on their other players to step up and fill the void left by Davis.

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Source: CBS Sports


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