Anthony Davis injured his hand in Sunday night’s game against the New York Knicks to prove that there are no basketball gods watching over the sport. The New Orleans Pelicans forward was playing All-Star level basketball, averaging 19.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.9 blocks and 1.7 steals while shooting 50.2 percent from the field.
The Pelicans official Twitter account announced this at halftime:
Anthony Davis suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. He will not return tonight. A timetable for his return is TBD
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) December 2, 2013
It’s good news that it’s not his shooting hand, but it’s terrible news that it’s in his hand at all. We saw what happened with Kevin Love last year with his hand injury, remember?
The Pelicans are fortunate to have Ryan Anderson, who will likely step in to start at power forward, but to say they’d rather have Davis there would be an understatement. Davis has garnered a lot of attention because he’s shown the potential to be a major star in the NBA both because of his offensive and his defensive potential.
Take a look at this highlight video as you curse the basketball gods for not protecting one of the most valuable young diamonds this association has to offer: