After the saga surrounding his trade requests and very public demands of who the New Orleans Pelicans should ship him off to, the organization received a scare last night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Right before halftime, Anthony Davis went up for the block against Nerlens Noel and committed a foul on him, while Noel went down to the floor. Shortly after, AD could be seen grimacing and went straight to the locker room. Reports came out that he suffered a shoulder injury, as he left the arena to receive an MRI.
It was later diagnosed as a muscle contusion, but ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne said it is “nothing too bad.” As of now, it is not known if he will play in this weekend’s All-Star game, but he will travel to Charlotte and take the injury day-by-day. He will receive treatment on his shoulder in hopes it gets better.
After the game, coach Alvin Gentry has called this whole Pelicans situation a “dumpster fire” and was frustrated with questions about AD leaving.
New Orleans ultimately won the game 131-122 and beat one of the best teams in the Western Conference in the Thunder when nobody gave them a chance.
Davis has previously said that he wants to play every game for the rest of the season, but after this injury scare will he keep his word? It will be interesting to keep an eye on, considering the Pels want ultimate trade value for the future.