Anthony Davis injury: Hornets rookie out for the remaining season with knee sprain


The Hornets rookie is finished for the rest of the season.

New Orleans Hornets rookie big man Anthony Davis will miss the remainder of the season with a sprained MCL and bone bruise in his left knee. Davis suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Hornets' loss to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday when attempting to take a charge. The good news for New Orleans is that Davis doesn't have a torn ACL, as some originally feared.

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The No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft had a promising if injury-plagued rookie season. Davis averaged 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game while posting an impressive 21.79 PER in 64 games. Davis missed 11 games early in the season with a concussion.

The 20-year-old Davis had just started coming into his own in April before the injury. He finished one point shy of his career-high by scoring 24 points in a loss to the Jazz on April 5. He scored 20 on 6-of-10 shooting the next game in a win vs. the Phoenix Suns.

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