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Anthony Davis leaves game with knee injury, listed as day to day

New Orleans Pelicans v Houston Rockets

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 18: HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER18: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans waits on the court during their game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on December18, 2014 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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UPDATE: Good news, the MRI done on Davis showed no structural damage, and he is not day-to-day.


This NBA season just can’t stop injuring superstars on hopeful playoff teams.

During Tuesday night’s matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans, star forward Anthony Davis left with an apparent left knee injury. According to multiple reports, Davis could have suffered a pregame injury but decided to give it a go anyway.

That potential tweak was exacerbated by two separate occasions during the game. Davis’s left knee appeared to buckle while being fronted by Maurice Harkless. Later, Davis banged knees with Damian Lillard. The contact drove Davis out of the game, and soon the Pelicans announced that he would not return.

After leaving the game, Davis underwent an MRI on his left knee. We are still waiting on confirmation from the team on the severity of the injury.

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This is a bummer not only for Pelicans fans but for fans across the NBA who hoped that Davis and DeMarcus Cousins could put together some kind of super big man buzzsaw to combat the Western Conference elite.

Hopefully, Davis will come back with a minor bruise and will be available to play when the Pelicans take on the Sacramento Kings on Thursday.