VIDEO: Anthony Davis will miss the next 3-to-4 months recovering from knee surgery
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis will miss the next three to four months of basketball activity after undergoing surgery on his left knee, according to a report from Marc J. Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated.
Last week the Pelicans shut Davis down for the remainder of this season after it was determined that needed knee and shoulder surgery. After further evaluation, however, it has since been determined that Davis does not need shoulder surgery.
Justin Verrier from ESPN provides some details, courtesy of Dr. Neal ElAttrache:
“[Davis] reports only mild soreness in his shoulder which occurs very infrequently after games,” ElAttrache wrote in a medical report released by the Pelicans. “Anthony has not missed any playing time due to his shoulder. He denies recurrent instability, feels that his shoulder is strong, he has no apprehension and feels that he is able to perform at 100% of his capacity regarding his shoulder.
“We would recommend surgery for recurrent instability or pain that limits training, performance or playing time. Currently, Anthony is doing a good job of maintaining his shoulder without surgery and it is safe to play in his current condition. We would recommend a conservative approach for players like this. If he develops problems which affect his performance, we would repair his labrum at that point.”
Based on this timetable Davis would not be available for this summer’s Olympic competition in Rio Di Janeiro. He won gold in London Olympics in 2012 and in the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Spain.
Davis, 23, played in just 61 games this season, a career-low, averaging 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks.