Pelicans’ Anthony Davis has knee procedure, no shoulder surgery
The New Orleans Pelicans released a medical report Thursday announcing All-Star Anthony Davis will not have surgery on his left shoulder, and that he “has no apprehension” regarding the capacity of his shoulder. He underwent a procedure on his left knee on Thursday morning, and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2016 season.
This comes after Davis ruled himself out of the 2016 Rio Olympics on Monday due to an estimated 4–5 month recovery time, reported Justin Verrier of ESPN.
Davis revealed that he sustained a torn labrum in his shoulder during his rookie season and there was always a plan to eventually get it surgically repaired.
However, it was swelling in Davis’s left knee after he collided with C.J. McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers last week that led team to shut down the 23-year-old for the rest of the season.
Davis, 23, was named to his third All-Star team this season, averaging 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 61 games.
The Pelicans are 26–45 and out of the playoff race.