The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to keep their head above water with their top stars nursing injuries. LeBron James missed their last outing but the status of Anthony Davis is something most are curious about.

Lakers head coach Frank Vogel provided an update on Davis and mentioned that the eight-time All-Star was progressing well, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reported.

Vogel did not mention an official return date for Davis although the best to expect is seeing the 6-foot-10 cager back by the first week of April.

“If everything continues to progress well in Davis’ rehab, the All-Star big man could be suiting up for games by the first week of April, at the earliest, sources told ESPN,” McMenamin wrote.

Vogel added that Davis is being closely monitored daily. This will also dictate the workload that he can handle to make sure the Lakers center can return at the right time.

“It’s really just he’s getting evaluated on a daily basis based on the amount of work he did the day prior,” Vogel said. “Not like imaging and things like that but how is it responding to the increased workload. He’s coming along really well.”

Should Davis return by the first week of April, it would be timely for the NBA club. The Lakers have a busy slate of games in the first week of April with four of the final five games of the season coming between Sunday, April 3 and Friday, April 8 with games against Denver, Phoenix, Golden State and Oklahoma City.

The Lakers have their work cut out for them in the playoffs. They need to survive the play-in tournament and the teams they will be facing from there will only get tougher.

James and Davis will be tasked to lead the Lakers anew and the rest both have gotten can hopefully provide Lakers fans something to look forward to.

Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers Getty Images | Cole Burston

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