Pelicans' Evans to miss 1-2 weeks with ankle sprain

Pelicans' Evans to miss 1-2 weeks with ankle sprain

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Tyreke Evans #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans goes up for the layup against the Dallas Mavericks during an NBA game on December 4, 2013 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Posted on December 9, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
Email: bhandwerger@wwltv.com | Twitter: @wwltvsports

METAIRIE, La. — Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans is expected to miss 1-2 weeks with a left ankle sprain, the team said Monday.

Evans was driving to the rim in the third quarter of Friday night’s loss to Oklahoma City when he stepped awkwardly on his left foot. He hopped a step or two before going down on the baseline, clutching his lower left leg.

Play eventually was stopped and athletic trainers tended to the first-year New Orleans player before aiding him off the floor and into the training room.

Evans is averaging 11.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 24.9 minutes per game off the bench for New Orleans this year.

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