Anthony Davis is injured once again, putting a scare for NBA fans that want to see him play for a full and healthy season. Latest rumors claim that he’d have another season filled with injuries with confirmed reports that he’d be missing the next two weeks because of an ankle sprain.
ESPN reports that Davis is expected to miss about two weeks because of the ankle injury (Grade 2 ankle sprain) he suffered in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets.
The good news for Pelicans fans is that it’s not the same injury Davis suffered that caused him to miss a lot of games in his NBA career. Davis has never played a full 82-game schedule in four years in New Orleans.
The development is scary for the Pelicans management as well which gave him a $127 million contract for over five years last offseason.
Since 2013, Davis has suffered injuries to his left hand, ankle, back, chest, groin, shoulder and toe so the latest injury puts in question his durability for the NBA season.
If Davis misses the full two weeks he’s expected because of the ankle injury, he’d miss the Pelicans’ season opener versus the Denver Nuggets.
Anthony Davis averaged 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 shot blocks per game last season. This one is minor but the Pelicans need Davis to be fully healthy the entire season if they want to make the NBA Playoffs.
The good news for NBA fans is that Davis’ latest injury is just a short-term one. However, every time the big man is in the injury news, there will be rumors that he will again be out for a long time, or for the season.
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