Report: Lakers’ Davis expected to return Wednesday vs. Spurs

Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis (3) looks to pass under pressure by Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart during first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Los Angeles Lakers star forward Anthony Davis is expected to play for the first time since mid-December on Wednesday if he doesn’t experience any setbacks before the team faces the San Antonio Spurs, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reports.

Davis has been out since suffering a fractured bone spur and stress reaction in his right foot on Dec. 16.

McMenamin says Davis will be limited to 20-24 minutes per game at first.

Davis is averaging 27.4 points on 59.4 per cent shooting and 12.1 rebounds in 25 games this season.

An eight-time NBA All-Star, Davis helped the Lakers win the league championship in 2020 in his first year of the team after being acquired in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Lakers (22-26) are 12th in the Western Conference this season.

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