The broken left hand suffered by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis in Sunday's victory against the New York Knicks will sideline Davis for four to six weeks, the team announced Tuesday.

Davis, who underwent further evaluation by team doctors on Tuesday morning, was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand. Davis injured his hand when he slammed it on the rim during an alley-oop attempt in the 103-99 victory against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Davis wasn't able to return after the injury and sat out of Monday night's triple-overtime win at Chicago.

After the injury, Davis said he was hoping the injury wouldn't keep him out for an extended period.

"I am hoping it is a short-term thing, so I can get back on the floor," Davis said Sunday night. "I felt pain. I didn't think it was going to keep me out. I am happy that my team battled for the whole 48 (minutes) and got that W."