An MRI performed on New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis on Thursday revealed a sprained left medial collateral ligament, bone bruise, but no structural damage, the team said Thursday evening. He will miss the final three games of the season.

No surgery will be required.

Davis sustained the injury with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Hornets' 121-110 loss to the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night when former Hornets and LSU guard Marcus Thornton fell on top of Davis' left knee after Davis drew a charge under the basket.

Davis grabbed his left knee immediately after the ugly collision – there was nothing that slowed down the blunt force with which Thornton fell into the knee – and Davis was in obvious pain as members of the Hornets medical staff attended to him as he lay on the court.

The No. 1 overall pick in this year's NBA draft, Davis has weathered numerous injuries this season. He missed 11 games with a stress reaction in his left ankle, and two more games with a sprained left shoulder.