Anthony Davis, one of the new stars of the NBA, injured his hand in a game on Sunday night. Davis is a forward for the New Orleans Pelicans, and a recent graduate of Kentucky. He was chosen as the top player in the 2012 draft, and up until this point, he has been one of the league's top performers of the season.
Davis, the young 20-year-old star, suffered a hand injury in the Pelicans' game on Sunday night against the New York Knicks. As a rising star for a young team, Davis will certainly be missed on the Pelicans roster.
During the game, Davis suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. The injury occurred during the first quarter, and he left the game with 1:32 remaining in the quarter, without being able to return. He is out indefinitely until a timetable can be determined for his return in the future.
As the NBA season is starting to heat up with its young star, it is unfortunate to see Davis go out this way, but hopefully for the sake of the Pelicans, the injury will not keep him out too long. It is still to be determined how long Anthony Davis will be sidelined, but it was reported that what caused the injury was hitting his hand on the rim. He was attempting to complete an alley-oop at the time.
Hope Anthony Davis doesn't get the injury-prone label thrown on him just because he had a few injuries past 2 years. All fluke injuries.
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) December 2, 2013
Anthony davis will come back from the injury and win DPOY
— Curran Sekhawat (@bird_gang3625) December 2, 2013
If Anthony Davis is out for an extended period of time, then the team will be forced to replace him, and are likely to turn to their power forward Ryan Anderson to start in his place. Davis is certainly hoping for the best, and after the game, he said "I haven't found anything out yet. Most definitely I hope it's a short-term thing."
Monty Williams, the coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, was unable to give any further comments, and the fate of Anthony Davis is still to be determined in the coming weeks. Entering the game on Sunday, Davis led the league in blocks with 3.9 per game, and also averaged 19.6 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.
Ooooof. Really hope that Anthony Davis' hand injury isn't serious. My heart can't take anymore
— Allen Mark (@allenmarkca) December 2, 2013
Don't take Anthony Davis away from us, injury gods
— Paul Flannery (@Pflanns) December 2, 2013
Despite losing Anthony Davis during the first quarter, the New Orleans Pelicans were able to win the game, and defeated the New York Knicks 103-99.
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