Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday has season-ending surgery

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 27, 2019 06:04 AM
Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday has season-ending surgery
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 21: Jrue Holiday #11 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 21, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Jrue Holiday has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and won’t play again this season.

The Pelicans say Holiday had the procedure done in Philadelphia on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) by Dr. William Meyers, who is known as a sports hernia specialist.

The club says the typical timetable for recovery is about six weeks, which would take Holiday beyond the end of the regular season.

Holiday already has missed the past eight games with a strained abdomen for the Pelicans, who are eliminated from playoff contention.

This season has been among Holiday’s best. The 10-year veteran averaged career highs of 21.2 points and five rebounds per game, tied his career high for steals per game with 1.6 and had his third highest assist average at 7.7.

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