Anthony Davis out 1-2 Weeks with Sprained Finger Injury Suffered vs. Blazers

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJanuary 19, 2019

PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 18:  Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts in the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers during their game at Moda Center on January 18, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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The New Orleans Pelicans announced Saturday that Anthony Davis will miss one to two weeks after X-rays revealed he sprained his left index finger during the team's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported Davis' hand will be re-evaluated in three to four days, at which point they'll decide if he needs to see a specialist regarding the issue. 

Andrew Lopez of NOLA.com first reported Davis underwent X-rays after the game.

He added:

"Davis injured his left finger late in the fourth quarter while attempting to swat at the ball Portland big man Zach Collins was holding on the wing. Davis lunges at the ball and immediately goes to grabbing his left hand after making contact with Collins' arm.

"Davis grabbed at his finger and tried to stay in the game. He eventually went quickly to the bench to get his left index and middle fingers taped together. He missed nine seconds of game action before checking back in."

The 25-year-old finished Friday's contest with 27 points and seven rebounds.

Davis is one of the league's top MVP candidates, but this is the second injury he's picked up this month, as he also injured his ankle Jan. 12. Earlier this season, he dealt with a sprained elbow and a hip strain.

He is averaging 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game, and he expected such numbers before the season. 

"Honestly, I see myself as the best player in the league, most dominant player in the league," Davis told ESPN's Rachel Nichols in October. "I think it's time for that step. You only get a short window. And, I don't want that window to close, so I think my time is now."

Julius Randle will likely start in Davis' place, though Rotoworld highlighted Nikola Mirotic as another potential go-to option.

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