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Anthony Davis: Los Angeles Lakers star plans to return against Dallas Mavericks

The return of Anthony Davis is around the corner.

According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, the Los Angeles Lakers forward revealed that he plans to make his return against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, as long as his leg responds well to practice on Wednesday.

Lakers head coach Frank Vogel added that Davis will be limited to the 15-minute range in his first couple of games back.

Davis has been sidelined since Feb. 16 with a calf strain. He said that he felt a "ripping" sensation when he suffered the injury and that he feared it was more serious than it turned out to be.

"I never tore an Achilles, but I kind of felt like sharp pain, like it was ripping," he said, per McMenamin. "Which I had never felt before. ... So I knew it was something serious. It wasn't as serious as it could have been, but it was still pretty significant injury."

Davis has appeared in 23 games this season. In 32.8 minutes per game, he's averaging 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.3 steals on 53.3 percent shooting from the field.

The Lakers are 17-6 with Davis in the lineup and 18-17 without him.

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