New Orleans Pelicans: Jrue Holiday out for the season

Jan 18, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday out with an injury sits on the bench during the second half of a game against the Golden State Warriors at the New Orleans Arena. The Warriors defeated the Pelicans 97-87. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday underwent surgery for a stress fracture and is set to miss the rest of the regular season, according to a press release by the Pelicans.

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Jrue Holiday underwent a successful surgery to correct a stress fracture in his right tibia. He will miss the remainder of the season.

In 34 games played for the Pelicans this season, Holiday has averaged 14.3 points, 7.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 33.6 minutes. He last appeared for New Orleans on January 8th, 2014 and has missed the ensuing 23 games.

(via NBA.com/Pelicans)

The Pelicans acquired Holiday in a draft day trade last year, hoping that the young guard who made the All-Star game in 2013 would give the team enough of a lift to get back to the playoffs. Due to injuries to several key players throughout the year, New Orleans has fallen short of those expectations, and the extremely competitive Western Conference has proven to be too much for the ailing Pelicans. The team has lost six straight games and is 11 games behind the eighth seed in the West, with a record of 23-25.

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