The New Orleans Pelicans say imaging of All-Star forward Antony Davis' left ankle confirms a diagnosis of a sprain and that he'll be listed as doubtful against the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Anthony Davis injured his ankle, leaving Wednesday's game in the third quarter. But on Thursday afternoon, the Pelicans did get some good news after Davis underwent another MRI. Wincing in pain, Davis reached for his left ankle before returning to his feet.
Davis didn't seem too concerned about the injury after Wednesday's victory at Sacramento, saying "I feel fine". "Any time you twist an ankle it hurts, especially when you come down on somebody's foot, because you really don't have any protection".
Averaging 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per game this year for the Pelicans, Davis is clearly one of the NBA's top stars on both ends of the court.
The Pelicans are now 0-4 in their past four games against the Wizards, and have lost 11 of their past 12 games versus Washington. The Pelicans have a huge game coming up against the Jazz on Sunday, so the team may choose to be careful on Friday.