New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis exited his team’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter and will not return to action on the night due to a knee injury.

The 24-yar-old Kentucky product knocked knees with Damian Lillard while setting a screen for Jrue Holiday. He immediately asked the Pelicans coaching staff to substitute him, and went directly to their locker room after.

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The development is definitely not good news for the Pelicans faithful, as Anthony Davis has been playing at a very high level to start the season. Three games in, he is averaging stellar numbers of 31.7 points, 17.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.7 blocks in 39.7 minutes per game. He even made history recently by becoming only the third player ever in the NBA to record at least 30 points and 15 rebounds in back-to-back season openers, and had a chance to become the first to notch at least 15 rebounds in his first four games of the season.

With Anthony Davis out for the remainder of the game, the Pelicans are expected to rely more on DeMarcus Cousins, who has also been spectacular for them this year so far. The extent of Davis’ injury is still unknown, but more details should emerge after the game, and once tests have been done on his knee.