Marcus Camby is out again with recurring plantar fasciitis, and now New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis is sidelined with a left ankle injury.
Davis sustained the injury sometime during the first half against Sacramento, ending up on the floor in pain. He sat out the entire second half of the game.
Davis had scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and had six rebounds, limping to the locker room when the Hornets had a 64-39 lead. This is the same ankle that had the stress fracture earlier in the season and caused Davis to miss 11 games.
The Hornets were likely being cautious keeping Davis out the second half, considering his earlier injury history and the fact they put up 64 points in the first two quarters. Davis said after the game that he didn't believe the injury to be serious, and expects to play today against San Antonio.
What I recommend for Davis is that he find a good conditioning and strengthening coach who can specifically target his ankles. If he continues to have ankle injuries, he will go the way of Stephen Curry, a talented and young basketball player who will likely end his career short with ankle sprains and problems.
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Craig M. Kaufman, DPM
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