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?