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Report: Anthony Davis severely sprains ankle, likely to miss Olympics

View Photo Gallery: The Hornets select Kentucky star Anthony Davis with the No. 1 overall pick, followed by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to the Bobcats and Florida freshman Bradley Beal to the Wizards.

The injury, which was reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnaroski, is expected to sideline the former Kentucky forward for one-to-two weeks and keep him from playing for Team USA in the Olympic Games in London. Davis, according to, was injured Saturday in a workout at the Alario Center in New Orleans.

Davis’s father, Anthony Davis Sr., said he had not heard about an injury. “I have no idea,” Davis told Nola. ”I don't know anything about his ankle. I haven't heard anything.”

USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangels told Sports Illustrated that he was still getting information on the injury, which was initially reported to be “severely sprained.”

“Just getting a report that his ankle is serious doesn't mean anything to me until we get an official doctor's report on what that means,” Colangelo told Sam Amick. “Does it mean he can't practice for a week? Does it mean he's out for a month? You know what I'm saying. I don't like to speculate.”

The injury leaves Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and Lamar Odom as the only possibilities 6-foot-10 or taller for the U.S. team. Chris Bosh pulled out of consideration because of a strained abdominal muscle that limited his postseason play for the Miami Heat.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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