Anthony Davis says he'll be ready for Game 6 of NBA Finals after re-aggravating heel injury

Jack Baer
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Anthony Davis expects to be fine going forward after an injury scare in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

The Los Angeles Lakers star went down in the first quarter on Friday with an apparent foot injury after a collision with Miami Heat forward Andre Iguodala. Davis immediately started clutching his lower right ankle, and soon limped off the court.

Davis stayed on the bench but did not return for the rest of the quarter. When he did return, he was visibly limping at times for the rest of the game. The Lakers soon announced that Davis had reaggravated a heel injury.

After the game, a thrilling 111-108 Heat victory, Davis acknowledged the injury, but said he’ll be ready for Game 6 on Sunday.

Davis’ health is obviously a massive factor for the Lakers as they try to close out the Heat. The big man is averaging 26.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in his first NBA Finals, and his worst game — a 15-point, five-rebound night in Game 3 — was not coincidentally the Lakers’ first loss of the series.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 09: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes down on the court during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Five of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 9, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Anthony Davis' health looms large for the Lakers. He says he's fine. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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