Anthony Davis Injury: Updates on Hornets Rookie's Ankle
Things just keep going from bad to worse for the New Orleans Hornets, as star rookie Anthony Davis left Monday's game against Sacramento with an injury.
UPDATE: Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 12:53 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin
Great news for Hornets fans and fantasy owners as Anthony Davis (ankle) is expected to play tonight against the Spurs, according to Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith.
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UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 3:31 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo
According to Nola.com's John Reid, Anthony Davis practiced today while wearing an ankle brace. Davis remains listed as day-to-day.
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UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 2:38 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke
Hornets star Anthony Davis is listed as day-to-day with a bum ankle according to New Orleans Hornets beat writer Jim Eichenhofer (via Twitter):
Anthony Davis (ankle) is listed as day-to-day. Monty: "We’ll see how he is tomorrow morning after going through some work (practice) today."— Jim Eichenhofer (@Jim_Eichenhofer) January 22, 2013
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According to Jimmy Smith of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Davis suffered a sprained left ankle in the game.
After finishing last season with the worst record in the Western Conference, the Hornets were hoping to get a fresh start in 2012-13. They had the No. 1 and 10 picks in last June's NBA Draft and used them to bring in Davis and Austin Rivers.
There was optimism in the Bayou after the Hornets made those selections, but the results for the team have not been there this season. They are just 13-27 heading into Monday's game, the second-worst mark in the Western Conference.
Davis has at least lived up to his promise. He is averaging 13.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.85 blocks per game. He is also shooting 51.4 percent from the field.
The Hornets got off to a decent start this season, winning three of their first five games. That was as good as things would get, as they went on to lose 20 of their next 22 games to fall to the bottom of the pack out west.
Everyone expected this to be a development year for the Hornets and Davis. He is coming along nicely, so the franchise needs to do all it can to make sure he stays on the floor to keep growing and evolving as a player.
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