Anthony Davis re-injures right shoulder, out 1-2 weeks


For the second time this month, former Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis had to leave a game early due to a right shoulder injury last night when the Pelicans visited the Miami Heat.

Davis was completing a post-move score on Miami’s

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late in the first quarter when the New Orlean’s star had to exit the game after aggravating his right shoulder again. You can watch the play below.

Coming into last night’s outing Davis was the NBA’s number four scorer this season averaging 24.3 points per outing, as well as 10 rebounds. Anthony would leave the game for good, and would finish his night with six points and six boards.

Anthony initially injured his right shoulder on February 7th against the Chicago Bulls. Davis would miss two games from the injury and ended up not participating in the NBA All-Star weekend festivities. A source close to the Pelican’s told Adrian Wajnarowski of Yahoo! Sports that Davis “got it in the same spot,” as he did on Feb. 7th.

The Pelican’s announced earlier today that this second circumstance has left Davis with a right shoulder sprain found from an MRI performed by the team’s medical staff. The forward is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.

Watching the video, it didn’t look like there was that much content – well at least, no more contact than usual – which makes you wonder/fear if the Pelicans brought Davis back before he was truly ready. With New Orleans in a fight for a playoff spot, they’ll certainly miss their double-double guy, and the schedule without Davis doesn’t look easy.

How much will the Pelicans miss Anthony Davis? Will he be healthy enough when he returns to continue his great play? Let us know in a comment below or on twitter @BlueGrassDom.

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