Pelicans’ Davis out of concussion protocol, probable vs. OKC
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 20, 2017 07:09 AM
FILE - MEMPHIS, TN - FEBRUARY 15: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans goes up for a dunk during a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on February 15, 2017 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Anthony Davis has been cleared from the NBA’s concussion protocol and is probable for Monday night’s (Tuesday, PHL time) home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Pelicans say Davis was diagnosed with a facial bruise near his right eye after taking a blow from the back of Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic’s head during a 146-114 loss in Denver on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time).
Jokic was called for an offensive foul on the play and Davis was held out for the remainder of the game. The Pelicans say Davis was re-evaluated by physicians on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time).
Davis, a four-time All-Star in his sixth NBA season, is averaging 22.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game this season.