Feb 26, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks center DeJuan Blair (45) and small forward Shawn Marion (0) during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Davis injury: Pelicans' star leaves game with sprained shoulder


New Orleans Pelicans second-year power forward Anthony Davis is having a fantastic season.

A year after missing 18 games because of injuries and struggling throughout stretches of the season, Davis is averaging 20.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.4 assists per game and was named to the All-Star team.

He is already one of the best bigs in the league and is quickly on his way to becoming an elite player.

On Wednesday night, in a 108-89 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Davis left with a shoulder injury.

Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas has the scoop.

New Orleans Pelicans star power forward Anthony Davis was ruled out for the game after spraining his left shoulder during the second quarter Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks.

The Pelicans are already without power forward Ryan Anderson, who was their leading scorer before suffering a herniated disc in his back, starting point guard Jrue Holiday, who has a stress fracture in right tibia and reserve big man Jason Smith, who is out for the season after right knee surgery.

Clearly, they can’t afford to lose Davis.

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