Pelicans' Davis out for season, putting Rio in doubt

Mar 20, 2016 9:03 PM by Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says All-Star forward Anthony Davis will miss the remainder of the season - and probably the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as well - so he can have surgery to repair a recent knee injury and a lingering shoulder problem that has bothered him for much of the season.

With New Orleans virtually eliminated from playoff contention, Gentry says the club is taking a long-term approach to Davis' injury and that shutting him down now should ensure his return by next training camp.

Davis left New Orleans' pervious game - a loss to Portland on Friday night - shortly before halftime with a left knee injury that appeared to be caused by a collision with Trail Blazers guard C.J. MCollum and Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday.

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