Davis (knee, shoulder) has begun shooting again and is expected to return to full activities by August, Justin Verrier of ESPN reports. Davis was shut down for the 2015-16 season in March to undergo knee surgery, and to rehab to heal a torn labrum in his shoulder. His original timetable was 4-to 5 months, and he seems to be on track. There will likely be more updates on the big mans status as the season approaches.
Davis (knee, shoulder) underwent successful surgery on his left knee Thursday and is expected to resume basketball activities in 3-to-4 months. The Pelicans also announced Thursday that Davis' partially torn labrum will not require surgery. Davis was shut down for the remainder of the season Sunday due to significant knee and shoulder injuries. It has since been reported that Davis has been dealing with a partially torn posterior labrum tear in his left shoulder for three years. Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who examined Davis' shoulder, said "posterior labral tears typically do not predictably cause instability in as high a percentage of players as anterior labral tears." He further notes that Davis' shoulder stability is strong enough to where his shoulder will just require rest and rehab rather than surgery. Davis will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, but the expectation is that he'll be ready for the beginning of the 2016-17 regular season.
Davis (knee/shoulder), who was shut down for the season Sunday, says he's been playing with a torn labrum for three years, and ruled himself out of this summer's Olympics due to his upcoming surgery's 4-5 month recovery timetable, ESPN's Justin Verrier reports. Davis is scheduled to undergo both shoulder and knee operations in the near future, meaning his offseason will largely be consumed by rehabbing both ailments. Incredibly and somewhat worryingly, Davis' shoulder injury initially occurred during his rookie season, making that procedure long overdue for the 23-year-old. With an estimated 4-5 month recovery timeframe, Davis obviously won't be available for this summer's Olympics in Rio, and furthermore, Davis can't commit to being fully healthy by the time training camp rolls around next season. Given that murky outlook ahead of two operations, it'll certainly be worthwhile to monitor Davis' progress in the coming months and ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.
Head coach Alvin Gentry said Davis (knee,shoulder) will receive surgery on both injuries during the offseason, Daniel Sallerson of the Black & Blue Report reports. Davis was shut down for the rest of the 2015-16 season on Sunday due to multiple ailments hampering him, even though he's only missed seven games all season. This move by the Pelicans comes with thoughts of their long-term interests, after being all but eliminated from playoff contention. He is expected to be ready to go for the 2016-17 season, using the bulk of the offseason to recover. Ryan Anderson figures to start at power forward once he returns from his groin injury while Davis sits out.
Coach Alvin Gentry announced Sunday that Davis (knee, shoulder) would be shut down for the remainder of the season. Gentry alluded to the possibility of Davis being shut down a day earlier after the big man was knocked out of Friday's game against the Kings with a left knee injury, and it appears the Pelicans will indeed follow that route. Though Davis has only missed seven games to date, he's dealt with a vast assortment of ailments along the way and has been knocked out early in a couple of other contests. Injuries have really been the only thing standing in the way of Davis staking a more legitimate claim to the title of the league's most valuable asset, as he's never played more than 70 games in any of his four professional seasons. With the Pelicans just about eliminated from playoff contention, it makes sense for the team to put the long-term interests of Davis at the forefront. He should be fully healthy by the time training camp kicks off next fall. Ryan Anderson (groin) figures to take over as the starting power forward once he returns from an injury of his own.
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