New Orleans, LA - According to the New Orleans Pelicans Twitter account, Anthony Davis fractured his left hand and will be out for an indefinite amount of time. He has been having a big season in his second year in the NBA and is definitely a top candidate for the Most Improve Player of the Year award. This will be a huge blow for the Pelicans for however long he ends up being out for.
Through 15 games, Davis has averaged 19.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks per contest. Those numbers are up from last season in all three categories, but the injury concerns are certainly becoming an issue for him. He missed quite a few games last year with injury and it’s concerning that he’s going to be missing even more time. The injuries aren’t related at all, but he hasn’t come across as durable just yet.
The good news is that this injury happened to his non-shooting hand, which will allow him to come back quicker than it would have been if it were his shooting hand. Unfortunately, this injury could keep him out for a couple weeks. The Pelicans need him to come back quickly, but they also don’t want to rush him back and risk him injuring his hand further.
Overall, this is a very disappointing blow to the Pelicans. They have been beginning to figure each out how to play with each other, but now they will have to wait for Davis to come back to resume that process. Davis also has been a front-runner to play in this seasons All-Star game which will be played in New Orleans.
Evan Massey is the Staff Writer for Pro Sports Extra. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.