Anthony Davis injury update: Will head injury keep Lakers star out of Game 6 vs. Warriors?
Anthony Davis injury update: Will head injury keep Lakers star out of Game 6 vs. Warriors?
The latest on Anthony Davis after Game 5 head injury

As the Western Conference Semifinals return to Los Angeles for Game 6 between the Lakers and Warriors, all eyes are on Anthony Davis.

The eight-time All-Star was forced to exit Game 5 of the series after taking an inadvertent shot to the head from Warriors center Kevon Looney. After the game, his status was said to be "unclear" moving forward.

What does this mean for Davis and the Lakers? Here is what we know about his injury and availability.

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Anthony Davis injury update

While battling for position on the inside, Davis took an inadvertent elbow from Looney to the side of his head. Davis was taken out of the game, brought back for evaluation, and eventually ruled out for Game 5 with what the Lakers ruled as a head injury.

Here's the play where Davis was injured as well as the aftermath that includes him receiving attention on the bench before being taken to the locker room:

Anthony Davis went back to the locker room after taking a shot to the face by Kevon Looney 😬

— Backcourt Alerts (@BackcourtAlerts) May 11, 2023

Turner Sports' Chris Haynes reported that Davis was being evaluated at Chase Center, with the possibility of a concussion looming as a potential diagnosis. Haynes added that Davis was brought to the locker room in a wheelchair following his evaluation.

In a later report, Haynes added that Davis "appears to have avoided a concussion and is doing better now," a positive sign for Davis and the Lakers.

Lakers head coach Darvin Ham told reporters that he spoke with Davis, who he said "seems to be doing really good already."

Lakers head coach Darvin Ham provides an update on Anthony Davis

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) May 11, 2023

Davis exited Game 5 with 21 points (on 10-of-18 shooting), nine rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.

Will Anthony Davis play in Game 6?

According to Haynes, Davis is expected to be available for Game 6 "barring a setback."

There is just a one-day layoff between Games 5 and 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals series between the Lakers and Warriors. If the Warriors force a Game 7, it would be played in Golden State on Sunday, May 14.

Lakers vs. Warriors schedule

Here is the schedule for the second-round series between Los Angeles and Golden State, with the final two games airing on the ESPN family of networks.

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Date Game Time (ET) TV channel
May 2 Lakers 117, Warriors 112 10 p.m. TNT
May 4 Warriors 127, Lakers 100 9 p.m. ESPN
May 6 Lakers 127, Warriors 97 8:30 p.m. ABC
May 8 Lakers 104, Warriors 101 10 p.m. TNT
May 10 Warriors 121, Lakers 106 10 p.m. TNT
May 12 Game 6 TBD ESPN
May 14 Game 7* TBD ABC

*If necessary

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