Injuries Keep Piling Up As Tyreke Evans Has Surgery

Published: October 20, 2015

The New Orleans Pelicans just can’t catch a break. Or maybe all that occurs are breaks. Or more injuries. How many times has this been said this season? And it hasn’t even really started yet.

Today the Pelicans announced that Tyreke Evans underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. A timetable for his return is currently unavailable. He adds to the already long list of injured Pelicans which includes: Omer Asik, Quincy Pondexter, Alexis Ajinca, Norris Cole, Luke Babbitt…can I just stop now? Oh, and Jrue Holiday is on a minutes restriction. But good news! It was raised from 10 to 15 per game!

This type of surgery usually requires a period of 4 to 6 weeks of recovery. And the silver lining is that it’s not season ending so you’ll most certainly see him on the court for the Pelicans this season. What’s slightly worrisome is this is the third such procedure since 2014. The Pelicans also signed guards Bo McCalebb and Nate Robinson this week to add depth in the backcourt.

The Pelicans official press release is below. And for now let’s wish him the best. The Pelicans will certainly need him back sooner rather than later.

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Tyreke Evans underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee this morning. A timetable for return will be announced at a later date.

Evans, 6-6, 220, appeared in 79 regular season games for New Orleans last season, averaging 16.6 points, 6.6 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. Evans had appeared in two contests this preseason for the Pelicans, averaging 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

Originally drafted fourth overall out of the University of Memphis by Sacramento in the 2009 NBA Draft, Evans has appeared in 408 career regular season games for the Kings and Pelicans, while averaging 16.8 points, 5.2 assists and 4.9 rebounds.


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