New Orleans Pelicans' big man Anthony Davis is undoubtedly the franchise player on his team and after making the All-Star Game in just his second season, his play on the court has been validated early in his career. Unfortunately, keeping him on the court is proving to be difficult. In the Pelicans' nationally televised game against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night, Davis was going up for a rebound against Samuel Dalembert when he sprained his left shoulder.
He left the game and went into the locker room. He will not return in Wednesday's game. From the Pelicans' site:
During halftime, the Pelicans announced that Anthony Davis will not return to Wednesday's game. He has a left shoulder sprain.
Holding his left shoulder, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis headed to the locker room with 4:13 left in the second quarter at Dallas. The severity of his injury was unknown at the time he left the court.
Davis left the game after just 13 minutes of play with six points, nine rebounds, and two blocks. He's already missed eight games this season after sitting out 18 games his rookie season. He's averaging 20.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks (leads the league).