New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis will miss his only opportunity to play in his hometown this season on Saturday night against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center because of a mild concussion suffered in Friday night’s game against the Utah Jazz at the New Orleans Arena.
Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in this past June NBA draft, was inadvertently hit on the side of his right head by rookie guard Austin Rivers’ elbow on a defensive play in the second quarter. The Hornets announced after the game that Davis will undergo further tests in New Orleans on Saturday.
The NBA put in a concussion policy in 2011 that will determine when players return from head injuries. Under the rule, Davis will have to complete a series of tests to determine if he’s fit to return.