Anthony Davis leaves Pelicans game in wheelchair after groin injury

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New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham is listed as the starter in the game notes for Saturday's matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers.

While the 41 points scored by Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell in Friday's 114-108 comeback win over the New Orleans Pelicans will garner most of the headlines, there was another loss that could prove to be of even greater importance to New Orleans. Portland provided a momentary scare on the previous play, missing a reverse layup that would've cut the margin to only three points after it had been eight moments earlier.

A short time later, the Pelicans announced that Davis was doubtful to return due to a groin injury.

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Worringly, Davis was unable to put any weight on his leg, and had to be taken to the locker room in a wheelchair. Shooting 57.0 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from 3, Davis played in a career-best 75 games last season. The New Orleans Pelicans' superstar suffered a non-contact injury during the team's game against the Utah Jazz, which left him rolling around on the ground in serious pain.

The four-time All-Star has been somewhat injury plagued throughout his National Basketball Association career, though he played in a career-high 75 games just last season.

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