What happened to Anthony Davis and  Why he was hospitalized? 

Lakers star Anthony Davis is sidelined with right foot injury

LOS ANGELES — starting to build momentum for a push into the Western Conference’s play-in mix 

He hobbled off the court with a right foot injury that will sideline him for Sunday’s game against the Washington Wizards. 

As the eight-time all-star drove to the basket during the first quarter, the top of his right foot appeared to make contact with the back of Nuggets center Nikola Jokic’s left leg.  

Davis came up hobbling immediately but tried to play through the injury before the Lakers ruled him out for the night at halftime. He finished with 10 points and four rebounds in 17 minutes.

“I don’t want to speak on it until I know what’s going on,” Lakers Coach Darvin Ham said Friday. 

Davis was expected to undergo an MRI on Saturday, but the Lakers didn’t immediately release an update with the results of follow-up testing or a recovery timeline. 

Instead, Davis was listed as out with “right foot soreness” for Sunday’s game against the Wizards in Los Angeles. His status beyond that remains unclear. 

After winning his first championship in 2020, he suffered a season-ending groin injury during the 2021 playoffs and missed more than half of last season with knee and foot injuries.

Davis, 29, responded this season with his best extended stretch of play since the title run, averaging 27.4 points, 12.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.