Anthony Davis leaves game with left knee injury, MRI comes back negative
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis left Tuesday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers after suffering a left knee injury, with head coach Alvin Gentry telling reporters postgame that an MRI of the knee came back negative.
Gentry did add, however, that the Pelicans will know more about the injury on Wednesday.
After reportedly tweaking the knee during his pregame warmups, Davis checked out of the game about five minutes into the opening quarter, headed to the locker room, and was ruled out shortly thereafter.
Inconsistent health is the only blemish on Davis' otherwise fantastic resume. The 24-year-old is the best two-way big in the league and a top-10 player overall when he's able to stay on the floor. He made 75 appearances last year, but failed to crack 70 in each of his first four seasons.
Davis was averaging an absurd 31.7 points, 17.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.7 blocks on a league-leading 39.7 minutes per game coming into Tuesday's contest.