Hornets Injury News: Anthony Davis nearing Return, Could Play Tonight

Anthony Davis has had an injury-prone rookie season.  He suffered a concussion early in the season that caused him to miss time, and now he has missed the New Orleans' Hornets last 11 games with a sprained ankle.  However, the number one overall pick is nearing return.  He could play tonight against the Washington Wizards.

If Davis cannot return tonight, he will probably return tomorrow night against the Oklahoma City Thunder says John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.  Reid said Davis was cleared for full-contact practiced and was able to participate in drills with the team Monday.  This was the first step to his return.  If he shows he is ready, Davis will play tonight.  He is currently listed as a game-time decision.

Davis has already proven to be an impact player for the Hornets.  Unfortunately, he has only played in six games this season.  In those six games, Davis is averaging 16.0 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game.  He has managed to carry over his college success to the pro level, and he has actually improved his offense it seems.  At Kentucky, Davis averaged 14.2 points per game.  Granted NBA games are longer, Davis still has made a commitment to improving his offense and it shows.

The Hornets are in the midst of another rough season.  Davis' return will help, but it won't be enough to carry them into the postseason.  The team is rebuilding, and Davis will be one of the key parts.  For now, he will have to settle for being one of the big draws for fans coming to the arena.

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