Anthony Davis suffers left shoulder injury vs. Thunder, won’t return
New Orleans Pelicans superstar big man Anthony Davis suffered a left shoulder injury on Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder and won’t return to the game.
Anthony Davis played 16 minutes in the first half against the Thunder and finished with 14 points and four rebounds while shooting 5-of-10 from the field, 1-of-2 from beyond the arc, and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line.
Anthony Davis (left shoulder injury) will not return tonight vs. Oklahoma City.
— Pelicans PR (@PelicansPR) February 15, 2019
Well, this is Anthony Davis and the Pelicans’ biggest fear moving forward. Davis, who has requested a trade, has to play for New Orleans for the rest of the season while he’s healthy, or else the Pelicans would get fined by the league.
Davis was seen walking off the court at halftime favoring his left shoulder. AD is playing on Team LeBron during the All-Star game this weekend. We’ll likely know after the game if The Brow will play over the weekend.
This situation just keeps getting dicier. The crowd was literally empty on Thursday, so the NBA can’t say that fans deserve to watch Anthony Davis play. The league should just allow the Pelicans to rest Davis for the rest of the season. He’s going to be traded in the summer. There’s no point for him to risk an injury playing for a franchise he doesn’t want to play for.