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Anthony Davis out a few weeks

After sitting on this past week with an ankle injury, folks may have been getting curious as to Anthony Davis’ status. He sprained his ankle three times in three days and a lot of red flags went up from trainers and coaches. A New Orleans newspaper, the Times-Picayune reports today that the Hornets will sideline Anthony Davis to prevent a serious stress fracture injury. This is disappointing and worrisome news for UK’s superstar Rookie-of-the-Year candidate.

It could be another two weeks before New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis recovers sufficiently from a stress reaction in his left ankle to resume playing.

Davis said Sunday after the teams shootaround at a downtown hotel that a precautionary MRI following three ankle sprains in as many days revealed the problem, which is a precursor to a more serious stress fracture that would likely manifest itself without rest and rehabilitation.

“The fact I sprained my ankle three times in that one week, that was odd,” Davis said. “So they found that inside my foot. And you know the whole Grant Hill story, so they wanted to be very cautious with the way I handled things.”

“Hopefully in the next week or two,” Davis said.” I just hate sitting around and not being able to  be on the floor with my team. So as soon as possible, hopefully they’ll give me the OK pretty soon.

“Hopefully, early December. Let’s just hope I get back sooner. We don’t want to rush anything and then have to have surgery. I know the doctors are going to steer me right and tell me the truth. I’ve just got to find out more when we get back.”

Stress fractures are no joke. John Wall is out now with a stress fracture on his knee cap, but big men in the NBA have been prone to foot/ankle stress fractures for years. And it rarely ends well. This tricky injury can end careers if not handled well, so it’s reassuring to see New Orleans take the necessary precautions to insure AD has a long, successful pro career.

Get well soon, AD. We need you to win that ROY award that John Wall lost out on. Damien Lillard isn’t fooling around.

Dad always said, “Better safe than sorry.” Am I right?

Article written by Chris Thomas

9 Comments for Anthony Davis out a few weeks

  1. Dee Sanders
    7:48 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    Dang…I miss that young man quite a lot. Stud player, phenomenal (by all accounts) all around human being. We wish him a swift and restful time off. If he pulls off the ROY then he will have completed one of the greatest individual basketball 2 years in the history of the game.

  2. k
    8:06 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

  3. Dang Yankees
    8:23 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    No one from Kentucky says “Am I right?” Where you from, boy? Sounds like Wisconsin to me.

  4. John Ellis
    8:31 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    This is the thing with early entries in the NBA. Everything else may be ready, but the body isn’t for that stress when the player is a starter. No accident that Wall and Davis have both faced this.

  5. EC
    8:47 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    Let him heal completely. It’s a long season.

  6. John in wensbo
    10:33 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    Doesn’t that first sentence contain a dangling participle?

  7. AD
    11:12 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    Shouldn’t it be ensure, not insure?

  8. j
    9:20 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Wow. Can you say bust? I think we have a greg oden 2.0 in the making.

  9. SamBowieII
    10:20 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    alas!!!…..another Sam Bowie NBA career unfolding b4 our eyes?????