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New Orleans Pelicans star big man Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a contusion of the orbit bone above his right eye and cleared of the concussion diagnosis after getting hit in the head by Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic Friday.
Davis is being listed as probable for Monday’s matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“Per the NBA’s concussion evaluation protocol, Davis underwent comprehensive examination yesterday morning in New Orleans by Dr. Andrew Gottschalk, the Pelicans’ concussion management primary care physician. Following evaluation, and discussion with Dr. Suri, Nuggets team physicians who evaluated Davis during the game in Denver, and consultation with NBA league physicians, Davis was diagnosed with a contusion of the orbit bone above his right eye and cleared of the concussion diagnosis.”
Davis is averaging 25.1 points and 11.0 rebounds while shooting 56.7 percent from the field. The Pelicans enter today with a record of 8-8.