Lakers' Davis sits out 2nd half with foot injury

by Gordon Dixon - Lakers star big man Anthony Davis suffered a right foot injury in Friday's game against the Denver Nuggets and did not return after halftime.

Lakers' Anthony Davis misses second half due to right foot injury 12:12 AM ET Dave McMenaminESPN Staff Writer Close Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. LOS ANGELES -- Lakers star big man Anthony Davis suffered a right foot injury in Friday's game against the Denver Nuggets and did not return after halftime. Davis appeared to tweak his right foot after his lower leg collided with Denver's Nikola Jokic 's leg while the two were in midair near the basket in the first quarter. A source familiar with Davis' injury told ESPN that Davis is experiencing discomfort in his right foot but there is hope he did not suffer anything severe. He will likely undergo an MRI for further evaluation. Davis left after receiving medical attention and returned in the second quarter, but Thomas Bryant started in his place to begin the third quarter. He finished with 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting, four rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes. After missing more than half the Lakers' regular season games over the last two seasons, Davis had appeared in 24 of L.A.'s 27 games this season coming into Friday, however the Nuggets game marked the second time in the last 10 days he started a game and was unable to finish it. Davis played just eight minutes in Cleveland during the Lakers' recent road trip before exiting with a fever and cold symptoms.