The New Orleans Pelicans’ injury woes took another hit today with Dyson Daniels exiting Tuesday night’s contest against the Denver Nuggets.
New Orleans is already without Zion Williamson (hamstring) and Brandon Ingram (toe), with the Aussie rookie potentially set to join them on the sidelines.
Prior to tonight’s game, Daniels had started the Pelicans’ last six games at point guard.
What’s next for Daniels and the Pelicans? Here is what we know about his injury and what it means moving forward.
What is Dyson Daniels’ injury?
Early in the second quarter, Daniels went down grabbing his right ankle as he attempted a floater, awkwardly landing on Nuggets big man Zeke Naji’s foot.
He exited the game and was ruled out for the remainder of the contest shortly after.
Dyson Daniels (right ankle injury) will not return to tonight’s game.
— Pelicans PR (@PelicansPR) January 25, 2023
Through 38 games heading into tonight’s contest, Daniels is averaging 4.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists on 44.4 percent shooting and 33.3 percent from the 3-point line in 20.3 minutes per game.
How long will Dyson Daniels be out?
Daniels was seen leaving the Smoothie King Center in a walking boot with crutches.
It’s unclear how long Daniels will be sidelined, with more updates to come postgame.
Dyson Daniels was helped to the locker room after turning his ankle coming down on Zeke Nnaji’s foot.
Prayers up for Dyson 🙏pic.twitter.com/wHXA323XPz
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 25, 2023
Pelicans upcoming schedule
Here are the next five games on New Orleans’ schedule.
|Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||National TV|
|Jan. 25||vs. Timberwolves||8:00 p.m.||—|
|Jan. 28||vs. Wizards||8:00 p.m.||—|
|Jan. 29||at Bucks||8:00 p.m.||NBA TV|
|Jan. 31||at Nuggets||10:00 p.m.||TNT|
|Feb. 2||at Nuggets||8:30 p.m.||—|
Dyson Daniels career stats, highlights
- 4.6 points per game
- 3.6 rebounds per game
- 2.5 assists per game
- 0.9 steals per game
- 20.3 minutes per game
- 44.4 percent field goal shooting
- 33.3 percent 3-point field goal shooting