Pelicans’ Tyreke Evans suffers ankle injury, says he can’t sleep

Sep 30, 2013; Metairie, LA, USA; Sports photographer Gerald Herbert photographs New Orleans Pelicans point guard Tyreke Evans (1) during media day at the Pelicans Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

When the New Orleans Pelicans signed swingman Tyreke Evans this offseason, they were hopeful he’d return to his former Rookie of the Year form.

What they weren’t hoping for was a re-occurrence of the ankle injuries that plagued him during his tenure with the Sacramento Kings.

Evans went down hard during the Pelicans’ preseason opener Saturday night and recently tweeted that he hasn’t been able to sleep due to the pain:

Can’t sleep ankle killing me but I will be back

Thankfully for Evans and the Pelicans, the young talent didn’t suffer a break according to the x-ray’s, though an MRI has been scheduled to see if there is any ligament damage.

Evans, who won the 2009 Rookie of the Year award with the Sacrament Kings has dealt with a multitude of ankle injuries during the past few seasons, so obviously suffering one in his first game as a Pelican is a bit concerning. Hopefully there’s no serious structural damage and Evans is able to return to full health in the near future.

Topics: New Orleans Pelicans, Tyreke Evans

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