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Anthony Davis' shoulder to be evaluated Thursday

By: Jim Eichenhofer, Pelicans.com, @Jim_Eichenhofer

PHOENIX – New Orleans Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis traveled with the team to Phoenix following Wednesday’s 108-89 loss to Dallas, a game in which Davis sustained a left shoulder sprain. The second-year pro was forced to exit with 4:13 remaining in the second quarter and did not return.

Due to his injury, Davis did not address the media after Wednesday’s game, but Pelicans Coach Monty Williams said Davis will undergo further testing Thursday in Arizona.

“I don’t know much right now (about Davis’ status),” Williams said. “He’s talking to doctors. We’ll find out more (Thursday) when he has more testing done.”

It was unclear how Davis injured the shoulder. He ran up and down the court for a few possessions wincing and holding his left arm, before a timeout enabled him to leave the game. Davis has played in 49 of the Pelicans’ 57 games, missing a chunk of December due to a broken left hand. He also sat out a January game at Minnesota after dislocating a finger the previous night in Cleveland.

“It’s just part of the league,” Williams said of the 20-year-old’s separate injuries. “When you play as hard as AD, or any of those guys who go after it every single night, they’re going to have bumps and bruises. We don’t know what’s wrong with him yet. It could be nothing. It could be a day-to-day thing. We’ve got to let the doctors do their (work). He plays at such a high level. He takes a beating when he goes to the basket. He’s going to get bumps and bruises.”