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Anthony Davis confirms he’s out 10-14 days with ankle sprain, questionable for opener

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Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts in pain as he injures his right ankle during a preseasons match against Houston Rockets in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Davis fell to the court early in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game in Beijing, the last of the NBA’s two exhibitions in China. He re-entered the game briefly, but soon walked to the locker room. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)


This week, the Pelicans were in China for a preseason game against the Rockets and Anthony Davis rolled his ankle after stepping on the foot of Houston center Nene. Early reports had him out for 10-15 days.

Back home in New Orleans, Davis confirmed that he is out a couple of weeks. Consider him questionable for opening night. From Justin Verrier of ESPN.

Anthony Davis confirmed Friday he will miss 10-14 days after suffering a right ankle sprain in the second of the New Orleans Pelicans’ two preseason games in China against the Houston Rockets.

Davis said he’d like to play in the Pelicans’ regular-season opener on Oct. 26 against the Denver Nuggets, which comes 14 days after the injury first occurred. But Davis also said he wants to be smart about the injury to avoid further complications.

Coach Alvin Gentry said it is nothing serious, as in a long-term issue, but they want to let it heal.

The Pelicans already enter the season without Jrue Holiday (personal reasons) and Tyreke Evans (leg injury) for the start of the season. Injuries set the Pelicans back last season and apparently the basketball gods are not done picking on them yet. Unfortunately.