Pelicans G Jrue Holiday out with stress fracture

Dec 27, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday (11) is defended by Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (3) as he drives toward the basket in the second quarter at New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Pelicans just can’t catch a break. Well – actually they might be catching too many.

After suffering relatively major injuries to both Tyreke Evans and Ryan Anderson this season, the Pelicans have suffered yet another – this time with point guard Jrue Holiday, who the team acquired in an offseason trade.

According to NBA.com, Holiday suffered a stress fracture in his right tibia and is out indefinitely:

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

In 34 games this season, Holiday is averaging 14.3 points, 7.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 33.6 minutes per game. The 6’4” guard holds career averages of 13.5 points, 6.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 332 games.

It’s another tough blow to the Pelicans who currently sit at 15-19 and sit four games out of the final playoff spot in the tough Western Conference.

As for a potential return, stress fractures don’t often have a standardized timetable so it’s not known how long Holiday will be sidelined.

Topics: Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans

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