New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis sprained his ankle today in the first quarter of a preseason game in Beijing, China against the Houston Rockets.

Davis twisted his ankle when inadvertently stepping on the foot of Rockets big man Nene. According to multiple reports, it's a Grade 2 ankle sprain.

"Alvin Gentry was certainly depressed, sad," said Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated about the Pelicans head coach. "This is something that's plagued the Pelicans. Injuries. The regular season hasn't started yet and its already started again."

Davis missed 21 games last year due to injury. Through 4 seasons in the league, Davis has averaged missing 17 games a season.

New Orleans plays two more preseason games before the regular season opener on October 26th.

Davis is expected to be out 10 to 15 days, leaving his status for the season opener currently up in the air.

However, if the 10-15 day timetable holds true, Davis would be ready for the second game of the season when New Orleans hosts the Golden State Warriors on October 28th.