Pelicans' Ryan Anderson out for season, will have surgery

Pelicans' Ryan Anderson out for season, will have surgery

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Ryan Anderson #33 of the New Orleans Pelicans grabs a rebound against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 21, 2013 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Posted on March 25, 2014 at 2:03 PM

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

After months of unknowns, Ryan Anderson’s future finally is known.

The Pelicans forward will have surgery April 8 to correct a herniated cervical disc that happened in a January 3 collision with Boston’s Gerald Wallace.

According to a news release put out by the team, surgery gives him the “best opportunity to have a full recovery.”

In 22 games this season before the injury, Anderson averaged 19.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. His 67 made 3-pointers are still second-most on the team this season behind Eric Gordon’s 101 and one more than Anthony Morrow.

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