New Orleans superstar misses much of his side’s win over the New York Knicks.
The New Orleans have suffered a massive blow with news star centre-forward Anthony Davis will be out of action for an undisclosed amount of time after suffering a broken hand.
Davis played just under one quarter for his side in their 103-99 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden before coming from the court, with what was later diagnosed as a non-displaced fracture.
The second year star suffered the injury when he hit his hand on the rim when attempting to complete an alley-opp.
“I haven’t found anything out yet,” Davis said after the game. “Most definitely I hope it’s a short term thing,”
Davis has established himself as one of the top young players in the NBA in his second year in the league.
Entering play Sunday, he led the NBA with 3.9 blocks per game. He also averaged 19.6 points and 10.6 rebounds per game for the Pelicans (7-8).
Davis’ player efficiency rating of 28.35 entering play Sunday was second only to Miami’s LeBron James.
If Davis is out for an extended time period, as expected, New Orleans could start power forward Ryan Anderson in his place.