Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tyreke Evans Out 1-2 Weeks

Evans has returned early from his left ankle injury. We'll see how he does on his injured ankle, and if he has to be out again.
What started out as the New Orleans Pelicans' "Big Five" is now down to three.
Tyreke Evans, a key player for the Pelicans, will be out at least two weeks with a left ankle injury. Evans
sustained the ankle sprain during the third quarter of the Pelicans' 109-95 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder last Friday night. This is the same ankle he sprained in the preseason opener on October 5th keeping him out for three weeks and out of six exhibition games. 
Evans was injured while trying to get past Kevin Durant in the third quarter. As Evans darted to his left, he landed on the outside of his left foot, rolling his ankle. He went down to the ground on the baseline and needed help getting off the court to the locker room.
Evans joins power forward Anthony Davis, who is out four to six weeks with a broken hand. Prior to the injury Evans was averaging 11.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.3 steals in 24.9 minutes per game. 
Pelicans coach Monty Williams says his team will continue to play hard, even without two of their key players. 
"I'm no excuses, no explanations," Williams said. "I'm going to be that way while I'm the head coach. I don't believe in all that. We got enough to win games. The guys who get on the floor and have a chance to play, if you execute the game plan and you believe you can win, man that's all you need.
"We didn't have A.D. (Anthony Davis) in Chicago, and nobody thought we'd win that game. Look, this is the NBA, you got a chance to play you got to go get it. The guys who get a chance to play, they're going to be a lot better the next time we step on the floor. We can't worry about who's on the floor. I'm never going to allow that to be an excuse. And the guys will be ready to play the next time we step on the floor."
References: ESPN and NOLA
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