New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis hurt his right shoulder on Saturday (Feb. 7), after taking a hard fall during their 107-72 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
It took place late in the first half of the game, during which he fell hard to the court after an alley-oop play. His momentum made him swing as he hung on the rim, and he fell horizontally as he lost his grip.
Davis would return to the game briefly, but eventually left and did not return.
After the game, he was diagnosed with a right shoulder contusion. His arm was tucked in a sling, and fortunately, X-rays were negative.
“He says he’s a bit sore right now. He couldn’t move his arm the way he needed to, so we got him out,” Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. “He kept saying he was OK … but the doctors didn’t feel good about getting him back out, so we’ve got to get more evaluation and we’ll have a better update (Sunday).”
The extent of his injury won’t be known until, at least, Sunday (Feb. 8).
The Pelicans are scheduled to play at home on Monday (Feb. 9) and Wednesday (Feb. 11) before the All-Star break.