YOU’VE ALREADY TAKEN DERRICK ROSE, MARC GASOL, ANDRE IGUODALA, J.J. REDICK, AND TYSON CHANDLER FROM US WITH LONG TERM INJURIES, BASKETBALL GODS.
WHY COULDN’T YOU LET US KEEP ANTHONY DAVIS? HE WAS PLAYING SO WELL! IT ISN’T FAIR.
WE WERE JUST STARTING TO GET OVER THE DECIMATION OF A FEW FRIDAYS AGO. NOW EVERYONE IS SAD AGAIN.
So, if you haven’t heard, Anthony Davis is going to be out for a while after suffering a broken hand earlier tonight as the New Orleans Pelicans took on the New York Knicks.
Anthony Davis suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. He will not return tonight. A timetable for his return is TBD
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) December 2, 2013
This just adds to the long list of injuries we’ve seen so far this season. And this one really stings.
After a pretty impressive rookie season was marred by some injuries, Davis was playing spectacular ball in this first month. Through 15 games, the second-year man out of Kentucky was averaging 19.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.9 (!) blocks per game.
It is good news that the fracture is non-displaced, but Davis will still probably miss a good chunk of time. Hopefully he comes back soon and can quickly regain the impressive form he showed early on this year.