Dyson Daniels has been sidelined once more after struggling an ankle damage in his group’s preseason recreation versus the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.
Daniels dedicated a foul on Spurs ahead Doug Mcdermott within the first quarter and got here out favoring his proper ankle, the identical ankle he injured in the course of the Summer time League. The earlier damage compelled the Pelicans to rule him out for the rest of the match to keep away from any likelihood of additional damaging his ankle.
When Daniels reaggravated that ankle on Sunday, he instantly checked out and was finally dominated out for the remainder of the sport. Pelicans head coach Willie Inexperienced addressed the matter to the media following his group’s win.
“No updates proper now. So far as we all know he sprained his ankle. We’ll know after we get again residence – We’re hopeful we are able to get all our guys wholesome for one preseason recreation; we’ll see. We don’t need to rush into that.”
The rookie was exhibiting early promise, scoring 16 factors within the Pelicans’ first preseason recreation in opposition to the Chicago Bulls and following that up with six factors versus the Detroit Pistons. His protection shined in these two video games, as anticipated too.
New Orleans is hoping that is only a sprained ankle and nothing extra. The Pelicans want to get all their gamers on the court docket earlier than the common season commences. In contrast to the Summer time League, the group is not going to look to relaxation Daniels until it’s crucial as a result of that is when they may want him essentially the most.