Anthony Davis' status will likely be determined on Sunday morning, prior to the afternoon contest between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Clippers. Alvin Gentry expects Davis to try and play, two days after sustaining a hard fall into a row of empty chairs during the first quarter against the Indiana Pacers. Davis sustained a painful bruise and was sore on Saturday.
Anthony Davis likely will try to play against the Clippers tomorrow, Alvin Gentry says.— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) January 9, 2016
Friday's injury is the 18th ailment Davis has sustained in a short 3.5 year career in the NBA. He has missed a double digit number of games just once following an injury (2012 - ankle). Right or wrong, this is the prime reason why a number of fans are beginning to not only question his durability but also his toughness.
In the other injury news announced by the Pelicans on Saturday, Quincy Pondexter was listed as out, a rating that he is quite familiar with. However, earlier in the week, his condition had been upgraded from out to questionable. Then, prior to the game with the Pacers, the Pelicans listed him as doubtful. This is an alarming trend, so it might be time to start wondering about QPon's status for the rest of the season again.