On Saturday afternoon, the New Orleans Pelicans announced that guard Tyreke Evans will be sidelined for 3-5 weeks with a strained right hamstring, which will force him to miss training camp which begins this week. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps released a statement regarding Evans’ injury.
Tyreke injured his hamstring playing pickup basketball out-of-town last week. He is back in New Orleans rehabbing with our medical staff. Hopefully, he will be cleared to play before the season-opener.
Evans and New Orleans have to be cautious going forward, as hamstring injuries can be tricky. If not treated properly, hamstring injuries can continue to harass a player throughout the season. The Pelicans want to avoid any badgering maladies this year as they look to make the postseason for the first time since 2011.
Tyreke Evans appeared in 72 games last year for the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 14.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game.