After it was previously announced that New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis would miss 1-2 weeks with a sprained finger, there is now fear surrounding the former No. 1 overall pick that the injury might be worse than initially thought.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Davis’ new agent, Rich Paul, said that his client is set to a hand specialist and there is a growing suspicion that the injury could actually be a fracture to his left index finger, which could keep him on the shelf for up to four weeks.
New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis will see a hand specialist with fear of a volar plate avulsion fracture in his left index finger, agent Rich Paul tells @TheAthleticNBA. If confirmed, Davis will likely miss 2-to-4 weeks.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 23, 2019
Davis has been battling a multitude of minor injuries throughout the season but has yet to miss more than two games in a row until now. The MVP candidate is averaging career-highs in points, rebounds, and assists while recording 32 double-doubles out of a possible 41 games.
Unfortunately, the Pelicans sit near the bottom of the Western Conference standings with a record of 22-25. After starting the season 4-0, they have not had another four-game winning streak since and several injuries to key role players have decimated any potential chemistry. The injury to Davis is sure to be the most dramatic yet.
The Pelicans have a heap of games coming against quality Western Conference opponents as we inch closer to the trade deadline and All-Star break. The trade deadline is already less than two weeks away and – if Davis isn’t traded and I wouldn’t expect him to be – we could expect him to return after the All-Star weekend in mid-February. I think the Pelicans will definitely be listening to trade offers, though, especially if the Pelicans really start to crumble in the next two weeks without Davis, but they’d need a massive return to be willing to let him go.
Get well soon, AD.
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