Los Angeles Lakers fans can heave a big sigh of relief. MRI tests done on the injured thumb of Anthony Davis have come back clean. This means that there is a high chance he will be ready when the Lakers open the regular season. They are set to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 22 at the Staples Center.

Sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that the MRI on the right thumb of Davis came back clean. This boosts the chances of him playing his first regular game with the Lakers. However, that still depends on what the coaching staff decides.

There is still a chance that the Lakers may rest Davis by opening night. If he does play, Davis could see action but on managed minutes. Considering that they are up against one of the favorites in the Western Conference, it is likely the 26-year-old will suit up. If so, this would mean lesser worries for first-year head coach Frank Vogel.

As mentioned in a previous post, the Lakers would have likely made adjustments against the Clippers. If Davis were to sit out, the purple and gold could go with a small ball roster or a twin tower frontline. From the looks of it, neither will happen following confirmation of Davis’ MRI tests.

Even before the MRI test results of Davis came out, it appears the six-time NBA All-Star is hardly bothered by it. The top pick of the 2012 NBA Draft was spotted shooing during a pregame without any protection, CBS Sports reported. With a week ago, more rest could help it heal up more.

The Lakers will need all hands on deck as they start their renewed drive for an NBA title. Davis and LeBron James lead the campaign for the Lakers who have improved immensely for the coming season. Out to support their drive will be Rajon Rondo, Danny Green, Avery Bradley, and Dwight Howard. All eyes will also be on Kyle Kuzma, the sole remnant of the Lakers young core.

Out to spoil the Lakers’ run are the Clippers, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz. The Lakers get to show NBA fans what they can do on Oct. 22 at the Staples Center next week.