New Orleans Pelicans middle Alexis Ajinca underwent surgical procedure to restore his proper patellar tendon on Wednesday and he is anticipated to be sidelined 4 to 6 months, the workforce introduced.
Ajinca hasn’t performed because the preseason after receiving bilateral knee injections on Oct. 20 to cope with knee tendinitis.
In accordance with the timetable offered by the Pelicans, the earliest Ajinca might return can be April, which makes it doubtless that he’ll miss the remainder of the season.
He performed in 39 video games through the 2016-17 season and averaged 5.three factors and four.5 rebounds.
Ajinca signed a 4-yr, $20 million cope with the Pelicans in July 2015 and he’ll be heading into the ultimate yr of the contract subsequent season.
I need to thank the @PelicansNBA group for all your help this week. It has been a troublesome one, however I am going to bounce again quickly! I respect my teammates and followers having my again. Simply know I am going to proceed to assist my workforce in no matter method that I can. Cannot wait to be again! #DoItBig
— Alexis Ajinca (@AjincaAlexis42) December 7, 2017
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