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this is a discussion within the Pelicans Community Forum; New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday will miss Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons and is considered day-to-day as he continues to deal with ongoing discomfort in his right ankle, the team announced . “We think it’s day-to-day, but ...

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Old 01-14-2015, 07:30 PM   #1
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Jrue Holiday Injury: Updates on Pelicans Star's Ankle and Return

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday will miss Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons and is considered day-to-day as he continues to deal with ongoing discomfort in his right ankle, the team announced.

“We think it’s day-to-day, but we’re not going to put a timetable on Jrue,” Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said. “One thing our fans have to understand is that if Jrue is in pain, he’s in pain. I had to be his brains the other day (in Boston). I had to sit him down. He wanted to continue (to play), but I didn’t like what I saw from him. It was tough for me to do that, but we always look out for our players.”

Holiday, 24, was initially pulled at halftime of Monday's loss to the Boston Celtics. The former All-Star was showing signs of pain in his right leg, and Williams chose to sit him down for precautionary reasons. Holiday missed more than half of the 2013-14 NBA campaign due to an injured lower leg.

Evans, who has for most of the season been solid as a primary ball-handler, will start at the proverbial point guard spot. Eric Gordon, Jimmer Fredette and newly signed Nate Wolters may also see time as the Pelicans' primary ball-handler, as their roster largely consists of smallish swing guards.

Battling for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference, injuries have become a way of life in New Orleans. Holiday and Ryan Anderson were the only two Pelicans who had started all 37 games entering Wednesday night. With a thin roster highly dependent on its top seven rotation players, these are injuries the Pelicans can ill-afford.

With a game back in Holiday's old stomping grounds (Philadelphia) Friday night, it'll be interesting to see how cautious Williams and Co. are with the injury. Every game counts, and every game without Holiday is one New Orleans is more likely to lose.



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