Davis could miss Lakers’ 1st game back after poke in eye

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Re-opening night is fast approaching, and Anthony Davis’ status is uncertain.

Davis, who left the Los Angeles Lakers’ second scrimmage after getting poked in the eye and didn’t play in the team’s exhibition finale at Walt Disney World, didn’t practice on Tuesday. The All-Star forward still being officially listed as day-to-day.

“There is some concern that he could potentially not play Thursday, but we’re hopeful that he does and we’ll see how that plays out,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “He’s going to continue to be evaluated each day.”

The Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night (9 ET, On TNT), when the NBA season resumes with the start of seeding games. The Lakers-Clippers matchup is the second game of a re-opening night doubleheader, preceded by New Orleans facing Utah.

Davis isn’t the only big name waiting for word on his Thursday availability.

New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson is back with the team and out of quarantine following an extended absence from the NBA’s bubble to deal with a family matter — but it remains unclear if he’ll see time against the Jazz.