The New Orleans Pelicans had quite a scare last week when Anthony Davis went down with an ankle injury. It had many concerned about how long he would be sidelined for. According to ESPN.com, it appears that Davis could be ready in time for the start of the season.
The New Orleans Pelicans believe star forward Anthony Davis will be ready to return from an ankle injury in time for opening night on Oct. 26, according to league sources.
Davis through his first four years has developed into one of the top players in the league. However, he has persistently dealt with the injury bug missing at least 14 games in each campaign. He’s also coming off major shoulder surgery that cut last season significantly short.
The Pelicans need the 23-year-old to carry a huge amount of the offensive load this upcoming campaign with Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson both departing via free agency. Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday are each expected to miss the early portion of the season. If he can step up in that larger offensive role, Davis has shown that he’s fully capable of producing an MVP-caliber year.