MRI on Anthony Davis comes back negative, will be day-to-day
NBA.com Global on Oct 25, 2017 01:40 PM
New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis poses for a portrait at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans during the NBA basketball team's media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Doug Parker)
NBA.com staff report
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis left Tuesday night's (Wednesday, PHL time) game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a left knee injury and did not return.
Davis' left knee appeared to buckle as he posted up Maurice Harkless on the Pelicans' opening possession. Davis continued to play until he bumped knees with Damian Lillard a few minutes later.
At that point, Davis limped to the locker room under his own power with 6:59 left in the first quarter.
According to Pelicans sideline reporter Jennifer Hale, Davis initially tweaked his knee during pregame warmups.
As @PelicansNBA AD gets MRI on L knee, getting word he tweaked knee during pre game warmups & was trying to make a go of it bf Harkless bump— Jennifer Hale (@JenHale504) October 25, 2017
Davis underwent an MRI exam at the arena in Portland. After the game, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said the MRI was negative.
Alvin Gentry tells reporters in Portland that he was informed the MRI on @AntDavis23 was negative, but that they’ll know more Wednesday.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) October 25, 2017
Sources: Pelicans star Anthony Davis has no structural damage in injured left knee. He has swelling in knee, and will be day-to-day.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 25, 2017