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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pelicans Injury Update: Jrue Holiday still not cleared for basketball activities


By on 6/26/2014 06:30:00 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans won 34 games in the 2013-2014 season and finished well 28 games behind the eventual NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs. Part of the problems for the Pelicans were injuries, as only four players appeared in at least 70 games and 21 different players suited up for the Pelicans. One key injury was to point guard Jrue Holiday who missed over half the season due to a stress fracture. It appears that Holiday is still some time away from playing, several months after season ending surgery.

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Holiday last played in a game on January 8 and underwent season ending surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right tibia at the end of February. There had been little word over the past few months on the status of Holiday, but  John Reid, who covers the Pelicans at NOLA.com, tweeted an update on Holiday's status.
Reid also added this quote from Holiday.
Holiday is under contract for the next three seasons at an average $10 million per season. In his first season with the Pelicans, he averaged 14.3 points and 7.9 assists in 34 games. In 332 games with the Philadelphia  76ers and Pelicans, Holiday is averaging 13.5 points an six assists per game.



 
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