Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis had to sit out against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center due to discomfort around his tailbone.
Laker coach Frank Vogel said, “Closer than the other night, but still some soreness. Still not ready.”
Davis made some progress to suggest a return possibly as early as Wednesday’s home game against the Orlando Magic.
On Monday, he completed a pregame warm-up that entailed a series of ball-handling, shooting, and mobility drills.
Vogel said that Rob Pelinka, the general manager of Lakers, approved the trip after their undefeated back-to-back in Dallas and Oklahoma City.
The coach said that the “medical team says it’s not a factor,” when asked whether that trip could hurt Davis’ health.
Davis picked up an injury to his lower tailbone against the New York Knicks last week.
The 26-year-old was advised to rest and received treatment. However, it is unclear when the Lakers will consider Davis fully fit before clearing him to play.
Vogel said, “I don’t know if it will be 100 percent. It’s going to be day to day and we’ll communicate with the medical team.” “We want him as pain-free as possible. But I don’t know if that is 100 percent or 99 percent. They’ll tell me when he’s ready.”