Pelicans Swingman Tyreke Evans Undergoes Surgery, Instagrams From Hospital
New Orleans Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans will miss the next 6 to 8 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to his right knee. He instagrammed a pic of himself from the hopistal.
The Pelicans confirmed that Evans went under the knife to clean out scar tissue in his knee. His rehabilitation will begin immediately. Evans is expected to return to full basketball activities sometime in July.
Evans started a bit slow in his first season in New Orleans, struggling to find his role coming off the bench. His best work came as the starter at shooting guard, with a few appearances at point guard. In 22 starts, Evans averaged 19.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists per contest.
In one of the final games of the season, Evans dropped a career-high 41 points in an upset win of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Head coach Monty Williams would not commit one way or another to penciling in Evans as a starter next season, claiming he hasn’t ruled it out.
“Surgery went great!! Can’t wait to start my re-hab & get back on the court with my teammates !! @van_smack on my side with the support!” (Instragam/Tyrekeevans)