Pelicans’ Anthony Davis suffers injury scare vs. Knicks
New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis once again endured another injury scare. In the third quarter of their matchup against the New York Knicks, Davis appeared to have hurt his quad after sinking a jumper in the third quarter.
Another game another Anthony Davis injury pic.twitter.com/4rnHP6fo93
— Renato Mazariegos (@RPMSports18) November 24, 2018
His teammates would then step up to outscore the Knicks on his absence 20-11 to keep the lead in their hands at the end of the third quarter.
— Pat O'Keefe (@patokeefe12) November 24, 2018
The scare would not last long, as a quarter later, Anthony Davis, returned to the game with time winding down.
Anthony Davis is back in the game
— Chris Iseman (@ChrisIseman) November 24, 2018
It wasn’t enough though as the Pelicans were outscored by their opponents in the fourth quarter 27-19. They became the Knicks’ second-straight prey in three days, 114-109.
The first overall pick of the 2012 NBA draft had another superb day for New Orleans. He finished with 33 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists.
After the game, the team deemed their talisman as day-to-day.
Anthony Davis was getting treatment for an upper quad/hip strain after the Pelicans’ loss to the Knicks. New Orleans say he’s day to day.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 24, 2018
Already plagued by a costly injury before, moments like this are always scary for his fans and supporters of the Pelicans. Anthony Davis sat out the remainder of the 2015-16 season with a shoulder injury that limited him to 61 appearances for the Pelicans.
Davis continues to produce solid numbers this season, averaging 26.6 points per game and 12.7 rebounds per game. Losing him would affect the Pelicans deeply, as they look to qualify for their second-straight playoff appearance.