Pelicans star injures groin, likely out Sunday (AEDT)


New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said Davis will undergo an MRI in Portland and will likely not play against the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

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.

Davis suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Friday night's 114-108 loss to the Utah Jazz. Portland provided a momentary scare on the previous play, missing a reverse layup that would've cut the margin to only three points after it had been eight moments earlier.

Trainers came over to look at Davis immediately, and the amount of pain he was in was readily apparent.

Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will better know the extent of his groin injury once the team examines him in New Orleans on Sunday, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. He was named Western Conference Player of the Week, then on Wednesday earned his first career ejection after arguing with a referee, which resulted in a $25,000 fine from the National Basketball Association.

Davis was taken off the court in a wheelchair.

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