New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis will not play against Portland Trail Blazers

Anthony Davis got hit with a $25,000 fine by the NBA. Source FOX Sports New Orleans

Anthony Davis got hit with a $25,000 fine by the NBA. Source FOX Sports New Orleans

Anthony Davis was already having a pretty bad day. He remained down for several moments as trainers examined him, and he could not put any weight on his left leg as he was helped off the court.

His ailment was reported as a groin injury, and Davis was described as doubtful to return.

New Orleans will have to rely on center DeMarcus Cousins to provide the bulk of the scoring, as the Pelicans have lost three games in a row, going back to the.500 mark at 11-11 for the season.

Davis has a long history of injuries, but he played 75 games last season while staying relatively healthy. David has missed time due to shoulder, ankle, hand and back injuries since entering the league, and a groin problem would unfortunately be yet another concern.

In the afternoon, the big man learned he had been fined $25K for verbally abusing a referee and failing to leave the floor in a timely manner after his first career ejection Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Pelicans management have not issued a statement on the fine. If he misses any significant amount of time, it would be an terrible blow for a New Orleans Pelicans team that is now the seventh seed in the Western Conference.

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