The Pelicans could be without Anthony Davis for longer than they initially thought.
New Orleans announced last weekend that its star sprained his index finger in a 128-112 loss to the Trail Blazers. However, Davis’ agent told The Athletic the injury may be more serious and could cause him to miss two-to-four weeks.
Davis is set to see a hand specialist this week.
New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis will see a hand specialist with fear of a volar plate avulsion fracture in his left index finger, agent Rich Paul tells @TheAthleticNBA. If confirmed, Davis will likely miss 2-to-4 weeks.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 23, 2019
Davis has been one of the best players in the NBA this season as he’s averaging career-highs in points (29.3), rebounds (13.3) and assists (4.4). But the Pelicans are 22-25 and outside of the playoff picture in the Western Conference.
A lengthy absence for Davis could mean the end for New Orleans’ postseason hopes. The Pelicans will face the Pistons on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.