Jrue Holiday Out Indefinitely with Stress Fracture in Right Tibia

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Published: January 10, 2014

Per the team:

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that Jrue Holiday has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right tibia. He is out indefinitely.

We’ll have more on this (and the other injuries) once the dust settles, but his last 4 games have produced single digit scoring (4, 8, 4, 8 . . . 6 point average) compared to his season average of 14.3 points per game. He had only 3 single digit efforts prior to this stretch (3, 3, 7). Perhaps this is why, as opposed to, say, him forgetting how to play basketball. A stress fracture, after all, is not the result of trauma (like a typical break), so much as repetitive over-stressing. It occurs over time, not at a time.

For reference, the tibia is the anterior of the two bones forming the length of the lower leg . . . the shin bone. The fracture is in the shin portion of the bone.

Best to Jrue, the Pelicans, and all the fans out there. Things just got rough. The team will be worse. I suggest you make the most of it.

More to come.

8 Comments

  1. Caffeinedisaster

    January 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Kill me.

    Kill me now.

  2. ryanschwan

    January 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    CaffeinedisasterSave a bullet for me.

  3. wilthomas178

    January 10, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    just give EG away..
    Get stronger in the offseason..After Aminu, Steamer, J smith, and EG are off the books, we would have around 23 mill under the cap..
    So just give him away
    http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=k62a8pd

  4. Caffeinedisaster

    January 10, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    wilthomas178 Good thinking.  Trade him to the Jazz or Milwaukee:  Lottery standings improve.

  5. Caffeinedisaster

    January 10, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    ryanschwan Caffeinedisaster No can do.  I’m shooting myself TWICE.

  6. Caffeinedisaster

    January 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    wilthomas178  OR take advantage of Bulls reboot and give them scoring.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=kz8fahs

    Now that’s nice.  Hopefully Noah hates the Deng trade so much they’d go for it.

  7. nolahog

    January 10, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Wow.  This season has been ridiculous.

  8. jusjohn

    January 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=lwxh3lm
    the rumor having EG for Brandon Bass and Chris Humphries especially with the expiring contract of Humphries makes a good bit of sense.

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