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Davis MRI shows muscle bruise

February 15, 2019
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) collides with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nerlens Noel (3) after attempting to block a shot at the end of the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Davis kept his left arm still as he walked to the locker room shortly after fouling Noel on an attempted shot block with his left hand. When the second half began, the Pelicans announced that Davis was out of the remainder of the game with a left shoulder injury, The Pelicans won 131-122. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) collides with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nerlens Noel (3) after attempting to block a shot at the end of the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Davis kept his left arm still as he walked to the locker room shortly after fouling Noel on an attempted shot block with his left hand. When the second half began, the Pelicans announced that Davis was out of the remainder of the game with a left shoulder injury, The Pelicans won 131-122. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says an MRI on Anthony Davis’ injured left shoulder showed a muscle bruise.

The person says Davis’ timetable for a return is day-to-day. The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the examination results have not been announced.

Davis, a six-time All-Star, missed the second half of New Orleans’ 131-122 victory over Oklahoma City on Thursday after attempting to block Thunder forward Nerlens Noel’s shot in the final second of the second quarter. The injury casts doubt over Davis’ availability for this weekend’s All-Star game and related events.

Davis announced on Jan. 28 that he won’t sign an extension with New Orleans and wants to be traded to a contending team. However, he was not traded by the Feb. 7 deadline for this season and said afterward that he intended to keep playing for New Orleans as long as he was under contract.

He started against Oklahoma City and had 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and a block in 16 minutes.

Davis has averaged 28.1 points and 12.9 rebounds this season.

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