Davis injured the thumb in the first quarter of the Lakers’ Saturday game in Shenzhen vs. the Nets. While the injury was originally diagnosed as a sprain and reports suggested there was no ligament damage, the team wanted to conduct further tests upon returning to Los Angeles to confirm that diagnosis.
There’s still no definitive return timetable for Davis, but a clean MRI bodes well. Even if the Lakers’ star offseason acquisition isn’t ready for opening night next Tuesday, it doesn’t sound like he’d miss much time beyond that.
For what it’s worth, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports tweets that Davis and LeBron James are expected to sit out tonight’s exhibition game against the Warriors. The Lakers will play Golden State in two more preseason contests before opening night, so we’ll see if AD suits up for either of those matchups on Wednesday and Friday.