Anthony Davis Out for the Season With MCL Sprain

by April 12, 2013

The New Orleans Hornets are taking precautionary measures, and shutting rookie big man Anthony Davis down for the season’s final three games. Davis sprained his left MCL on Wednesday in a loss to the Sacramento Kings, after colliding with Marcus Thorton. Per the Times-Picayune: “An MRI performed on New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis on Thursday revealed a sprained left medial collateral ligament, bone bruise, but no structural damage, the team said Thursday evening. He will miss the final three games of the season. No surgery will be required. […] The No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, Davis has weathered numerous injuries this season. He missed 11 games with a stress reaction in his left ankle, and two more games with a sprained left shoulder. Davis was averaging 13.5 points per game this season, and was the team’s leading rebounder at 8.2 per game. Davis also averaged 1.17 steals per game and 1.75 blocked shots.”