Pelicans star Anthony Davis helped to locker room after suffering groin injury

Pelicans star Anthony Davis helped to locker room after suffering groin injury

Pelicans star Anthony Davis helped to locker room after suffering groin injury

Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts after being ejected after his second technical foul during the first half of a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Smoothie King Center on November 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Anthony Davis was already having a pretty bad day. The New Orleans Pelicans' superstar suffered a non-contact injury during the team's game against the Utah Jazz, which left him rolling around on the ground in serious pain. He was injured as he battled for a rebound with Utah's Derrick Favors underneath the basket with 11:35 left in the game.

Davis, a four-time All-Star now in his sixth National Basketball Association season, had never been ejected from a game previously.

Davis was immediately placed in a wheelchair and taken to the locker room. Davis was listed as doubtful to return, and he would not re-enter the game.

As it turns out, the injury will hold him out for longer than just part of Friday's game.

The fine is "for verbally abusing ref and failing to leave the court after ejection", according to a tweet by ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. If he misses any significant amount of time, it would be an terrible blow for a New Orleans Pelicans team that is now the seventh seed in the Western Conference.

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