Anthony Davis ‘having trouble raising his arm’ after shoulder injury

Anthony Davis has gotten off to a slow start this season.

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Anthony Davis missed Wednesday’s loss to the Thunder with a shoulder injury, and though he tried to give it a go during pregame warmups, head coach Alvin Gentry explained that the pain was too great for Davis to participate.

“He's having trouble raising his arm up to the point where he can be effective,'' Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said before Wednesday's game. ''As tough as it is for us and what we're going through, we still got to think long term. I think it's important for us to think long term. This is not anything that anybody enjoys going through.''

It's the second injury for Davis in a week. He suffered a bruised right hip last Tuesday against the Dallas Mavericks at the Smoothie King Center and missed two games before returning on Sunday against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.


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The Pelicans are 1-11 on the season, mainly due to the rash of injuries they’ve suffered. Somewhat ironically, the one game they did win came in a contest where Davis was forced out of action early with a hip injury.