Davis MRI shows muscle bruise

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By BRETT MARTEL


Associated Press

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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Updated February 15, 2019

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