Dec 28, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New Orleans Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson (33) drives the ball during the second quarter as Houston Rockets power forward Terrence Jones (6) defends at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson out for at least two months


New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson is in danger of missing the rest of the season due to the herniated disc he suffered on January 3rd against the Boston Celtics.

Anderson was told by doctors that he will be out for at least two months and could potentially miss the rest of the season.

He will rest for the next two months and will have an MRI to see if his injury is healing properly. If not, Anderson will opt to have a surgery similar to the one performed on All-Pro quarterback Peyton Manning.

Via nola.com,

“Depending on how the healing goes, I will either get surgery if it’s not healing properly,” Anderson said. “Or if my body does the job — I hope it does, which the doctors say there’s a good chance it will — then I’ll get back to doing normal routine exercises and back on the court,” Anderson said.

Anderson was a key part in the Pelicans rotation and led the team in scoring with 19.8 points per game. Since his injury, the Pelicans are 3-11 in his absence.

 

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