Pelicans' Davis out of All-Star game

New Orleans, LA ( - New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis released a statement Wednesday saying that he will not participate in Sunday's All-Star game.

"After careful thought and consideration, I've decided I will not be participating in this year's NBA All-Star competitions," Davis said in the release. "I want to thank the fans for voting me into the All-Star game and I am sorry I will not be able to play."

Davis missed a second straight game Wednesday night with a right shoulder sprain that he suffered in Saturday's game against the Bulls.

After completing an alley-oop dunk, Davis' hands slipped off the rim and he landed hard on his right shoulder. He remained in the game for another minute before being taken out for further examination and did not return.

Davis was named to his second All-Star team this season and is averaging 24.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.