The New Orleans Hornets are remaining tight-lipped about the injury sustained by rookie power forward Anthony Davis in Tuesday night's 101-97 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in New Orleans Arena. A team spokesman said Thursday the team had no additional information about Davis' shoulder injury, termed a sprain on Wednesday. Davis is listed as day-to-day and his status will be reevaluated on Friday. The Hornets host the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Davis did not accompany the Hornets to Oklahoma City following Tuesday night's loss, and it's likely he remained in New Orleans to undergo further evaluation, possibly including an MRI. If that was the case, the Hornets were offering no information on the outcome of the tests. Davis sprained his shoulder with just over four minutes to go in the third quarter, when Nets center Brook Lopez blocked a Davis shot attempt in the lane and the rookie was smashed between Lopez and another Brooklyn defender. He grabbed the shoulder in obvious pain, and grimaced as he made his way up the floor on the defensive end, before play could be stopped to allow the Hornets to sub him out. Once Davis made it to the bench, the training staff administered field test to gauge the strength in his left shoulder, then immobilized Davis' arm and shoulder with a wrap and heating pad.
Hornets provide no update on injury to forward Anthony Davis
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Feb 28