It doesn’t appear that Anthony Davis‘ right thumb injury will keep him sidelined into the regular season. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said today that Davis has been cleared to return for Wednesday night’s preseason game against the Warriors (link via ESPN.com).
Davis injured the thumb in the first quarter of the Lakers’ game in Shenzhen vs. the Nets on Saturday. The injury was initially diagnosed as a sprain, which was confirmed after the team returned to Los Angeles and conducted further tests. An MRI on Monday came back clean, showing no ligament damage.
Although Davis is set to return to action, the Lakers are still without another key player. Kyle Kuzma, who is recovering from a stress reaction in his left foot, has been cleared for non-contact activity, but his status for opening night next Tuesday remains up in the air.