New Orleans Pelicans’ Tyreke Evans To Miss Training Camp (Hamstring)


So much for the New Orleans Pelicans being “healthy” this season.

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According to the a Pelicans official release, Tyreke Evans is expected to miss 3-5 weeks after injuring his hamstring. In short, he’ll miss the team’s training camp.

"[via — Pelicans]The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Tyreke Evans is expected to miss 3-5 weeks with a strained right hamstring.“Tyreke injured his hamstring playing pickup basketball out of town last week,” stated General Manager Dell Demps. “He is back in New Orleans rehabbing with our medical staff. Hopefully, he will be cleared to play before the season-opener.”"

I guess the silver lining is the fact that he’ll only miss a few weeks, and training camp, if the early prognosis is correct. Though, it can’t be good for a Pelicans team that was just beginning to gain some steam, with the sudden rise of Anthony Davis.

Evans averaged 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and five assists per game last season as a reserve in New Orleans. He did start 22 of the 72 games he played in, though.