After an MRI taken Sunday in New Orleans, it has been reported Pelicans All-NBA forward Anthony Davis suffered a left adductor strain Friday against the Jazz and will be listed as day-to-day moving forward.
Davis fell to the floor after contact from Jazz center Derrick Favors in Utah Friday night, unable to rise on his own power. From there, Davis was carried by several teammates into the locker room, and for many New Orleans faithful, the worst was assumed.
Pelicans staff stated that Davis underwent an MRI Saturday in Portland that could not conclusively reveal the extent to the injury, which led to another MRI needing to be taken on Sunday. Ultimately, the second MRI revealed no structural damage had occurred.
Davis is out for Monday’s matchup against the Golden State Warriors . New Orleans is not doomed short-term, as they showed defeating the Portland Trailblazers on the road 123-116 without him in the lineup Saturday night.
Forward Dante Cunningham will likely continue to fill the void left by Davis for the time-being, with center Omer Asik providing back up minutes to DeMarcus Cousins.
For more on the Davis injury announcement, listen to Preston and Kevin give their thoughts on the news as well as what it means going forward for the Pelicans.