Anthony Davis Suffers Concussion After Elbow To Face From Teammate
BY: John “Hennry” Harris
Talks about concussions and the discovery of the degenerative brain disease CTE have been centered around the sport of football and the NFL, however concussions are a part of nearly every sport, albeit to a lesser degree than football.
New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis had to leave Monday (January 25, 2016) night’s 112-111 loss to the Houston Rockets after he was hit with an elbow to the left side of his face while competing for a rebound.
New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said Davis is being treated for concussion-like symptoms.
“Concussion-like symptoms, so I’m sure he’ll just go through the protocol, and we’ll find out later exactly what the situation is,” Gentry said after the loss.
Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans and Davis went up for a rebound after a missed shot with about a minute left in the first half and Evans’ right elbow hit Davis in the left eye. Davis was left flat on his back for a few moments before slowly sitting up. He was escorted to the locker room by the Pelicans’ medical staff and did not return the game.
At the time of his injury, Davis scored 9 points and 6 rebounds in 19 minutes.
Davis will now have to clear the NBA’s concussion protocol before returning and could possibly miss a few games. Davis’ injury from the inadvertent elbow
Davis has missed 14 games in each of his previous three seasons and has also missed 5 games this season, including two games in January. The Pelicans are winless this season in games without Anthony Davis.
Hopefully, Davis will have a speedy recovery as his team needs him, but more importantly he will be OK.
Davis has been a double-double machine this season averaging 23.3 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.
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