Hornets’ Anthony Davis to miss rest of season

New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis, grabs his left knee that was injured during a collision with Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thornton during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 10, 2013.   Davis had to leave the game and the Kings won 121-110.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis, grabs his left knee that was injured during a collision with Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thornton during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Davis had to leave the game and the Kings won 121-110.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Hornets rookie power forward Anthony Davis will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury during Wednesday night’s 121-110 loss to the Sacramento Kings.

Davis suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament and bone bruise in his left knee, the team reported. Further evaluations and an MRI performed Thursday by team physicians revealed no additional structural damage.

The injury occurred with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter when Davis collided with Kings guard Marcus Thornton, a former LSU player.

Davis was averaging 13.5 points 8.2 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks in 28.8 minutes per game this season.

The Hornets have three games left in the season, including Friday night’s game against the Los Angles Clippers on Friday night at the New Orleans Arena.