When Anthony Davis went down during Friday's loss against Utah, there was real concern among the New Orleans Pelicans about how serious his injury may be.

"When it's a non-contact injury, you're always worried about the severity of it," said Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry. "We all had everything crossed that we owned."

But after undergoing MRIs in Portland on Saturday and New Orleans on Sunday, Davis was diagnosed with a left adductor strain and the team said he'll be day-to-day going forward.

The injury initially happened when he crashed into the support behind the basket on Friday trying to chase down a block, and Davis said he felt a sharp pain after trying to go up for a rebound on the other side of the court.

Davis added that he's thankful the injury wasn't a serious one and he hopes to get back on the court sooner rather than later.

"I ran into the stanchion trying to chase down a block and then I felt a little something," he said. "Didn't think it was nothing, then I tried to go for a rebound and (I felt) a little sharp, deep pain. ... It's hard to explain, but it's something I've never felt before."

The Pelicans forward was walking with crutches before Saturday's game in Portland, but he said it was just for pre-cautionary reasons to make sure he kept weight off the injury.