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Anthony Davis leaves game with ankle injury

Jan 21, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

Anthony Davis AP

Anthony Davis had 11 points, six rebounds, and three blocked shots in just 15 minutes of first-half action in the Hornets win over the Kings on Monday, but was forced to miss the second half after suffering an ankle injury, according to the Associated Press.

There didn’t appear to be a particular play that caused the injury, and Davis was on the floor to finish the half.

The reason for his absence the second half may have simply been the team’s decision to be overly-cautious, especially considering the fact that the Hornets had put up 64 points in the first two quarters and were up by 25 at the intermission.

Davis missed 11 games earlier in the year with a stress fracture in the ankle, and is averaging 13.2 points and eight rebounds per game on the season. He said afterward that he didn’t believe it to be serious, and that he thinks he’ll be ready to go for his team’s next game in San Antonio on Wednesday.

  1. progress2011 - Jan 21, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    The young man is obviously talented. But he is gonna need to get a good strength and conditioning coach because he seems a bit fragile.

    He has been on the bench injured, more than he has been on the floor.

    It’s hard for a young player to develop at the pace he will need to develop, in order to help his struggling franchise, if he is always hurt / on the bench !

    Greg Oden / Brandon Roy part 2 & 3 ?

    • jimmygrahamchrisivory - Jan 22, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      Way to go over exaggerating your point. He’s only missed 13 out of 41 games. I agree that he needs to get a S&C coach, but not because he’s fragile, rather to gain a few more pounds. Blake Griffin missed his entire rookie year from a preseason injury and got injured again this past summer, does that make him injury prone? What about Derrick Rose?.. Davis has shown the type of special player he’ll be going forward by averaging 13 points and 8 rebounds so far this year. That’s impressive stats in his rookie year. His development will be fine

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