On an alley-oop attempt against the New York Knicks in the first quarter on Sunday, Anthony Davis slammed his left hand against the rim and fractured a bone.
The New Orleans Pelicans have yet to provide a timetable for Davis’ return to the court, but the young big fella hopes he won’t be out of action for too long.
Per the team’s PR and Times-Picayune:
Anthony Davis suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. He will not return tonight. A timetable for his return is TBD
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) December 2, 2013
“I am hoping it is a short-term thing, so I can get back on the floor,” Davis said. “I felt pain. I didn’t think it was going to keep me out. I am happy that my team battled for the whole 48 (minutes) and got that W.”
With Davis gone after just 10 minutes of action, the New Orleans Pelicans held on for a 103-99 road win.
The Pelicans will now have to get used to life without Anthony Davis — coming into last night’s game, the second-year stud was averaging 19.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.9 blocks.