Anthony Davis Considered “day-to-day” due to Adductor Strain

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that All-Star big man Anthony Davis will be considered “day-to-day” after suffering an adductor strain on Friday night in Utah. Obviously, this news is a major sigh of relief for the team, as many were concerned that the MRI results would show something far worse given Davis’ initial response to the injury. According to the team (via The Advocate’s Scott Kushner), Davis went through an initial MRI in Portland and then a follow-up MRI back in New Orleans. Both came back negative, so AD seems to have avoided a long-term injury.

In the meantime, expect the Pelicans to use a combination of Cunningham, Diallo, and Asik to cover for AD, likely with an even heavier emphasis on smaller lineups than they utilized previously. Another option may be the return of another injured player, Alexis Ajinca; while no information has been released about his status lately, Ajinca’s original recovery timeline (announced on October 20th) was 4-6 weeks, and he reached the 6-week mark this past Friday.

We’ll provide more thoughts on the update from the team as more information becomes available regarding when Davis will return to action, but as always, reach out to us on Twitter at @BourbonStShots with any commentary or questions (or exlamations of relief) of your own.

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