New OrleansPelicans (lol) second-year forward Anthony Davis has quickly developed into one of the NBA’s best young players, but suffered a setback when he was injured early in Sunday’s victory over the New York Knicks.
Davis fractured his left hand attempting to complete an alley-oop play after already contributing seven points and four rebounds in before leaving the game with 1:32 left in the first quarter. He was seen with his hand in a cast for the remainder of the game.
“I haven’t found anything out yet,” Davis said after the game. “Most definitely I hope it’s a short-term thing.”
Head coach Monty Williams confirmed the news, yet didn’t offer any estimate for the length of time Davis will be out. “I know he hit his hand on the rim on the lob, but I can’t give you an update,” he said.
Davis came into the game leading the NBA with 3.6 blocks and was second behind LeBron James with a 28.35 Player Efficiency Rating for the 7-8 Pelicans. So far this season Davis is averaging 18.8 points, 10.2 rebounds in 16 games.
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