Dyson Daniels has been sidelined again after suffering an ankle injury in his team’s preseason game versus the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.
Daniels committed a foul on Spurs forward Doug Mcdermott in the first quarter and came out favoring his right ankle, the same ankle he injured during the Summer League. The previous injury forced the Pelicans to rule him out for the remainder of the tournament to avoid any chance of further damaging his ankle.
When Daniels reaggravated that ankle on Sunday, he immediately checked out and was eventually ruled out for the rest of the game. Pelicans head coach Willie Green addressed the matter to the media following his team’s win.
“No updates right now. As far as we know he sprained his ankle. We’ll know when we get back home – We’re hopeful we can get all our guys healthy for one preseason game; we’ll see. We don’t want to rush into that.”
The rookie was showing early promise, scoring 16 points in the Pelicans’ first preseason game against the Chicago Bulls and following that up with six points versus the Detroit Pistons. His defense shined in those two games, as expected too.
New Orleans is hoping this is just a sprained ankle and nothing more. The Pelicans are looking to get all their players on the court before the regular season commences. Unlike the Summer League, the organization will not look to rest Daniels unless it’s necessary because this is when they will need him the most.
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