Anthony Davis has right shoulder sprain, questionable for Monday


In the first half of the Pelicans’ Saturday night blowout loss to the Bulls, Anthony Davis finished a monstrous dunk but exited the game with an apparent shoulder injury.

Now, the Pelicans have issued an update on his status. He has a sprained right shoulder.

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that forward Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a right shoulder sprain. Davis sustained the injury at the 5:28 mark of the second quarter in New Orleans’ game Saturday night against Chicago at the Smoothie King Center.

Davis is questionable for Monday’s home game against Utah and is listed as day-to-day.

The good news is that Davis’ day-to-day status and the fact that he hasn’t been ruled out means that the injury isn’t as serious as it could have been, and he likely won’t miss extended time. Davis is scheduled to start in next Sunday’s All-Star Game, but now he might be held out, depending on his status. That would make the third starter to fall to injury, after Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin.

But it sounds like Davis’ injury isn’t as bad as it looked. So that’s good.