Anthony Davis immediately spoke about his heel injury during the press conference after the fifth match in the NBA Finals 2020 between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat ended. “Iguodala stepped on and aggravated it. I will be fine on October 11,” Davis revealed with a heel injury.
Davis relapsed into a heel injury after a kick-off situation with Iguodala. The 27-year-old immediately clutched his ankles with a painful expression and limped off the field. Davis was forced to leave the field for a short time in the first half due to a collision with Iguodala. He left the field with 48.4 seconds left in the first half. After that, he returned with about 8 minutes remaining in the second half.
Davis’s injury clearly worried the Lakers when they were only one win away from the championship. Davis plays an important role with the Lakers in attack and defense. “He tried to play with his injured heel. He tried to move a little bit but was difficult. We’ll see how he feels,” said Lakers head coach Frank Vogel.
Despite his early injury, Davis still tried to play the full match. He has 28 points and 12 rebounds (catch the ball to turn the board) in 42 minutes. “He’s a fighter. We know the cracks, bruises and the bumps he’s been through throughout the season,” LeBron James said of Davis’s condition.