this is a discussion within the Pelicans Community Forum; New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is expected to miss at least 10 days of action after suffering a Grade 2 ankle sprain during a preseason game in Beijing. It is unclear exactly when he will be able to return. ...
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Anthony Davis Injury: Updates on Pelicans Star's Ankle and Return
New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is expected to miss at least 10 days of action after suffering a Grade 2 ankle sprain during a preseason game in Beijing. It is unclear exactly when he will be able to return.
Continue for updates.
Davis Comments on Injury, Playing Status
Friday, Oct. 14
Davis confirmed he will miss 10 to 14 days due to the injury, per Justin Verrier of ESPN.com.
Verrier provided comments from Davis:
Davis said he has been limited to rehab and the weight room but indicated he may be able to run and jump again on Saturday, per Verrier.
Latest on Davis' Recovery
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated passed along a picture of Davis with a boot to protect his right ankle and noted that he's looking at a 10- to 15-day rehab period after suffering the injury during the team's preseason visit to China:
The setback puts Davis in a race against time to make himself available for the start of the regular season. The Pelicans kick things off with a game against the Denver Nuggets on Oct. 26.
Davis Unable to Shake Injury Woes
Pelicans fans likely hold their breath whenever Davis appears to suffer an injury.
The 6'10" power forward is already one of the top big men in the NBA, finishing the 2015-16 season with averages of 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. It was the third year in a row that the three-time All-Star reached the 20-10-2 plateau.
When healthy, the former No. 1 overall pick is a superstar. The problem has been his inability to stay on the court.
In four seasons, Davis has never played in more than 68 games in a season, missing time because of a variety of injuries. Chris Towers of CBS Sports detailed the 11 ailments that forced him to miss at least two games through his first four years in the NBA, including a knee injury that prematurely ended his 2015-16 campaign.
Davis is in the first season of a five-year extension worth north of $127 million.
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