Jrue Holiday’s season has come to an end. According to reports, Holiday underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury. He is out for six weeks and will miss the rest of the season.
Holiday has had a solid season with the Pelicans this year. He averaged 21.2 points, 7.7 assists and 5.0 rebounds. He averaged a career-best in both points and rebounds. The Pelicans have had an up and down season, which included trade rumors of their star player Anthony Davis. Despite the ups and downs, Holiday’s season was one of the bright moments of the Pelicans’ season.
Jrue Holiday Medical Update:
Holiday underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a core muscle injury.
Dr. William Meyers performed the surgery in Philadelphia.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) March 26, 2019
Holiday missed the Pelicans’ last eight games due to a lower abdominal strain. He last played on March 6 against the Utah Jazz. Holiday scored 16 points in 32 minutes in this game. He has been out of action since then. Holiday is one of many injuries that Pelicans have dealt with. His teammates Trevon Bluiett and E’Twaun Moore are dealing with injuries. Bluiett had right thumb surgery and Moore has a left quadriceps contusion.
The Pelicans are 12th in the Western Conference. They have a record of 31-44. They are on track for their worst finish since the 2016-2017 season. The Pelicans finished 2016-2017 with a record of 34-48.
In their last 10 games, the Pelicans are 2-8. They are out of playoff contention and have seven games remaining in the season. Holiday’s injury impacts the Pelicans, but they are a lottery bound team. It is best for Holiday to recover from his injury and prepare for next season.
Holiday had a great season and helped the Pelicans as much as possible. He can come back from his injury and can play just as well next season. At this point, Holiday is a key piece of the Pelicans. Regardless of what the future holds for the Pelicans, Holiday will have an impact on their success.
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