Anthony Davis injury: Hornets rookie won't play vs. Bulls due to concussion

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis will not play against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday after suffering a concussion against the Utah Jazz on Friday.

Top overall pick Anthony Davis will not suit up for the New Orleans Hornets against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, after suffering a concussion in an 88-86 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday, according to Sports Xchange.

Fellow first-round pick Austin Rivers appeared to accidentally elbow Davis in the head with 4:51 left in the second quarter. Davis went to the bench for the rest of the half and did not return from the locker room after halftime.

The Hornets announced after the game that Davis had suffered a mild concussion and would not travel with the team to Chicago, instead remaining in New Orleans to undergo further testing.

Coming off a 21-point, seven-rebound performance in his NBA debut, Davis recorded eight points, six rebounds and two blocks against the Jazz before suffering his concussion. With the score knotted at 86, point guard Greivis Vasquez hit a driving a layup with 1.3 seconds remaining to secure the win for New Orleans, which improved to 1-1 on the season.

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