Video: Anthony Davis sprains ankle off a rebound play
New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis has proved over the past few months that he is one of the best players in the NBA. After his teammate DeMarcus Cousins went down with a season-ending Achilles injury, Davis stepped up and led his team to success in the past two months.
He has arguably been the best player in the league, dominating the NBA and leading his team from the ninth place in the Western Conference to consecutive wins and a potential playoff seeding. His statistics speak for himself. This season, Davis is averaging 28.3 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game. He is also shooting 53 percent from the field and 35 percent from the 3-point line. To top it all off, Davis has one of the highest PER ratings in the league, sitting at roughly 28.7.
It’s no secret that Davis is now officially an MVP candidate, and if he can lead the Pelicans to more success down the road, who knows how much consideration Davis will get for the top individual award.
Though, the star power forward suffered a scary ankle injury off a rebound play on Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings.
Uh oh. Anthony Davis to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/O29OWvECBs
— Dime on UPROXX (@DimeUPROXX) March 8, 2018
That landing did not look good. Davis has a history of injury problems, and this one comes at a bad time. The Pelicans were starting to get a grip in the tough Western Conference, and they will need Davis for the rest of the regular season to ensure that they make the postseason.
X-rays came back negative on Davis’ ankle, but this injury will certainly make Pelicans fans sick. Less than 24 hours ago, he was grimacing in pain after bumping hips with the L.A. Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan.