The New Orleans Pelicans may not have the most intimidating name, but center Anthony Davis has been a monster on both ends of the floor for the team. Up until Sunday night, when Davis suffered from a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. The Pelicans' official Twitter team announced the injury last night.
Anthony Davis suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. He will not return tonight. A timetable for his return is TBDThe injury occurred late in the first quarter and did not return. During his ten minutes of play, he has already scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds. Nakia Hogan of The Times-Picayune reported that Davis hurt his hand on a dunk attempt.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) December 2, 2013
"I am hoping it is a short-term thing, so I can get back on the floor," Davis said. "I felt pain. I didn't think it was going to keep me out. I am happy that my team battled for the whole 48 (minutes) and got that W."While he remains out for an indefinite amount of time, the Pelicans will definitely miss their All-Star worthy center. For the season, Davis is averaging 19.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, and a league-best 3.9 blocks per game, including eight double-doubles. A drastic improvement from his rookie season, if Davis can keep this up, he will solidify himself as one of the top centers in the league.