Pelicans’ Anthony Davis leaves game after rolling ankle, reportedly out 10-15 days


BEIJING (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis left Wednesday’s preseason game against the Houston Rockets after hurting his right ankle.

Davis fell to the court early in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game in Beijing, the last of the NBA’s two exhibitions in China. He re-entered the game briefly, but soon walked to the locker room. The team said he would not return.

Reports the next morning have Davis out for at least 10 days, taking this right up to the start of the season. The Pelicans start the season in 14 days and play three games in four nights to start.

Davis, the first overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, is a three-time All-Star who averaged 24.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game last season.

Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore also left the game in the first half with a right heel injury.