The Brooklyn Nets scored a 91-77 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China, but that became secondary news to Anthony Davis making his exit from the game with a thumb injury.
In the very first quarter, Davis blocked a shot at the rim, had his hand lightly wrapped up after, and continued playing.
That wouldn’t last for long.
As Davis did not play the remainder of the game, he will undergo diagnostic testing once they return home:
According to Will Carroll, who cited sources, the Lakers are concered the 26-year-old’s thumb injury could be similar to what Drew Brees suffered and would cost him about a month of action.
Although the Lakers have depth at every position except for small forward, Davis potentially missing any games would be a significant blow to a ‘soft’ start to the new season.