Updates from Saturday, Mar. 29
Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News reports Anthony Davis is out for tonight's game:
Monty Williams sez no Davis for Pels vs. Spurs— Mike Monroe (@Monroe_SA) March 29, 2014
Soft tissue injury for Anthony Davis per Pels coach Williams— Mike Monroe (@Monroe_SA) March 29, 2014
The Pelicans previously listed Davis as a game-time decision:
Update: Anthony Davis (left ankle) is listed as questionable for tonight's game at San Antonio. He will be a game-time decision.— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) March 29, 2014
Injury update: Anthony Davis (left ankle injury) will not return tonight.— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) March 29, 2014
There is no word on the severity of the injury, or if he will have to miss additional time beyond this game.
Davis has missed nine games this year with a fracture in his left hand and a sprained left shoulder, according to ESPN.com. In his rookie season, he only played in 62 games due to myriad injuries.
The 21-year-old is in the midst of a fantastic season, averaging 21.7 points, nearly three blocks and 10.5 rebounds per game. He's also shooting an impressive 52 percent from the floor. He is the Pelicans' leading scorer.
If he ends up being out for an extended period of time, it would be a devastating blow to the Pelicans, who are already missing Ryan Anderson, according to Ben Golliver of SI.com.