Report: Anthony Davis could return next week

NBA.com Global on Jan 24, 2019 07:28 AM
Report: Anthony Davis could return next week
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)

NBA.com staff report

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.

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.

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