The injury bug has bit one of its favorite victims again, the New Orleans Pelicans.

The team announced today guard/forward Tony Allen has been diagnosed with a non-displaced left proximal fibula fracture. He is expected to be out for 3 to 4 weeks.

The 14 year veteran has appeared in 22 games this season for the Pelicans, proving depth and defense off the bench.

He's averaging 4.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.

New Orleans is currently without starting small forward Solomon Hill and big man Alexis Ajinça.

Hill underwent hamstring surgery in the offseason and the team hopes to get him back in the next month or two.

Unlike Hill, Ajinça is not projected to play at all this season as the team announced last week he underwent successful surgery on his right patellar tendon.

The Pelicans are currently 14-14, good for 6th place in the Western Conference.