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Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis, who has been playing his most dominant basketball in years, is expected to be sidelined for several weeks with a right leg injury, sources told ESPN on Sunday.

Davis underwent an MRI on Saturday after Friday night’s win over the Denver Nuggets and was still undergoing more evaluations with a specialist on Sunday, sources said.

He appeared to tweak his right leg after his lower leg collided with Nikola Jokic’s leg while they were in the air near the basket in the first quarter Friday. Davis did not return to the game after the break.

Davis had previously been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Washington Wizards.

Davis’ extended absence could have a devastating effect on the Lakers’ postseason chances. Davis is averaging 27.4 points on a career-best 59.3% shooting, 12.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.

After starting the season 2-12, the Lakers are 12-16 and 1½ games out of the Western Conference finals.


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