This is not good.
New Orleans Pelicans superstar forward Anthony Davis left the fourth quarter of Friday night’s 114-108 loss to the Utah Jazz with a groin injury that happened on a non-contact play.
Davis was under the basket waiting to get a rebound and suddenly fell to the ground in serious pain on the first possession of the fourth quarter. The six-time All-Star remained on the ground for over two minutes, and couldn’t put weight on his leg as he was helped to the locker room from multiple members of the Pelicans’ staff.
Anthony Davis put no weight on his left leg when exiting the floor. He was placed into a wheel chair immediately after exiting the floor. He’s being worked on in the Jazz training room right now.
— Tony Parks (@tonyparkszone) December 2, 2017
Jazz broadcast says the Pelicans had a wheelchair for Anthony Davis.
— Michael Gallagher (@MikeSGallagher) December 2, 2017
The Pelicans are currently calling the injury a strained left groin, but Davis will have an MRI that will determine the severity. New Orleans head coach Alvin Gentry said that Davis has already been ruled out for Saturday’s game, which is obviously no surprise; the Pelicans will likely give Davis a few days off even if the injury isn’t as bad as it seems it could be.
Alvin Gentry said it's very unlikely Anthony Davis will play tomorrow. Will get an MRI tomorrow in Portland to look at strained groin.
— Scott Kushner (@ScottDKushner) December 2, 2017
Davis is putting up video game numbers as usual, averaging 25.1 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, and his 29.11 Player Efficiency Rating ranks fourth in the NBA. The Pelicans are 11-11 and tied for the eighth seed in the Western Conference, and every game Davis misses will hurt their playoff chances. And if he’s out for several weeks or months, then they’re really in trouble.