During a preseason game against the Houston Rockets in China, Anthony Davis suffered a right ankle sprain and is expected to miss roughly two weeks. The Pelicans went on to lose the contest, 116-104.
The injury occurred early in the quarter during the live telecast, and the New Orleans Pelicans’ official Twitter account tweeted that the 6’10 superstar wouldn’t be returning to the contest. Prior to leaving, Davis had just two points on 1/5 shooting in seven minutes.
During the post-game press conference, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said “I know it’s an ankle sprain. Not sure what grade it is. I haven’t talked to the training yet.”
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) October 12, 2016
Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated went on to add that Anthony Davis is expected to miss “10-15 days” after suffering a grade two sprain in his right ankle.
Whenever there’s an injury scare surrounding Davis, the organization and its fanbase can do nothing but hold their breath. Through his four NBA seasons, the Brow has battled injuries every season and has yet to play more than 68 games in a year. When he’s healthy, though, he’s one of the top-ten players in the NBA and a difference maker on both ends of the court.
Last year, the three-time All-Star averaged 24.3 points, 10.3 boards, two blocks, and shot 49 percent from the field in 61 games with New Orleans.
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