Report: Anthony Davis could return next week
NBA.com Global on Jan 24, 2019 07:28 AM
FILE - NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 6: ( EDITORS NOTE this image has been converted to black and white) Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans is introduced prior to Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors on May 6, 2018 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
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New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis could return as early as next week after he received relatively good news during his visit with hand specialists on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
After conferring with a specialists, Pelicans star Anthony Davis could return as soon as next week with finger injury and will be re-evaluated again on Friday, agent Rich Paul tells ESPN. “It’s a better outcome than we originally feared," Paul says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 23, 2019
Davis suffered a volar plate avulsion fracture on his left index finger, and Paul says that Davis will be “re-evaluated every 48 to 72 hours,” following Friday. “It’s more of an injury of pain tolerance. They need to see the swelling go down and the range of motion increase." https://t.co/i0JbMCsHGx— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 23, 2019
Earlier reports indicated Davis could miss up to a month if the injury -- a volar plate avulsion fracture on his left index finger -- had been more severe. Davis will now be "re-evaluated every 48 to 72 hours", according to his agent Rich Paul.
Davis was injured while swiping at the ball on defense late in the Pelicans' 128-112 loss to the Blazers on Friday (Saturday, PHL time).
The Kentucky product is averaging 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.6 blocks in his seventh season.