Anthony Davis Injury: Updates on Pelicans Star's Back and Return

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) sits on the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)
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New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis suffered a back contusion after he dove into the stands while chasing down a loose ball against the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 8 and has not played since. However, he's ready to make his return.Β 

Continue for updates.

Davis Active vs. Kings

Wednesday, Jan. 13

James Ham of CSN Bay Area reported Davis is playing in Wednesday night's game..

Davis Crucial to Pelicans' HopesΒ 

Davis, 22, is the centerpiece of the Pelicans franchise and has developed into one of the NBA's elite performers in his first four seasons in the league.

The two-time All-Star led the Pelicans to the postseason in 2014-15 and was a first-team All-NBA selection. He's not only the Pelicans' top option offensively, but he's also one of the most dynamic defensive players in the game and a matchup nightmare thanks to his rare blend of size (6'10") and athleticism.Β 

Anderson is an excellent backup, but few players have an impact on the game the way Davis does on a nightly basis.

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