Pelicans G Holiday has stress fracture in shin - NBC Sports

Pelicans G Holiday has stress fracture in shin
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INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 4: Jrue Holiday #11 of the New Orleans Pelicans dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
January 10, 2014, 7:32 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans Pelicans starting point guard Jrue Holiday is sidelined indefinitely with a lower right leg injury.

Holiday, who met with reporters shortly before Friday night's game against Dallas, says the injury is a stress fracture in his tibia which he believes he played with for an undetermined time before the pain led him to ask trainers to take a closer look.

Holiday played 29 minutes in Wednesday night's 102-96 loss at home to Washington. He's now using a stabilizing boot to walk and says he expects to be re-evaluated in about a month.

In 34 games this season, the 6-foot-4 Holiday is averaging 14.3 points, 7.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds. His injury comes while New Orleans also plays without leading scorer Ryan Anderson, who has a herniated disk.

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