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ESPN: Anthony Davis underwent X-ray after Thunder loss

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On Sunday, New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis had 37 points and 15 rebounds in 43 minutes in a 101-92 defeat by the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he caused damage to himself during the game.

The three-time All-Star was seen in discomfort during the early parts of the game but was fine while he was in the locker room. He was also observed receiving treatment on his right foot before he spoke with the media.

ESPN has since reported something that could put the Pelicans' chances of reaching the playoffs this season in even more jeopardy. 

They reported: "New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis underwent an X-ray after a 101-92 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, according to league sources."

They also stated the 23-year-old denied the story when he was asked about it, but it's hard to understand why the Pelicans wouldn't just make him have an x-ray just as a precaution after how he reacted during the game.

Davis has the highest amount of points averages (31.5) and blocks averages (2.7) per game in the NBA, and is averaging career highs in rebounds (11), steals (1.8) and minutes (37.2) per game too, so for him to miss any time would be detrimental for New Orleans. They need him on the hardwood.

He's already had to sit out one game this season due to a right thigh bruise, and he has also missed parts of three other games, so missing any more time won't be good at all.

Alongside the fact that he missed 21 games last season due to undergoing an ultrasonic debridement of his left knee, this could be time for the Pelicans to really worry about the health of their star player and his future.

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New Orleans Pelicans
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Western Conference
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