NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans starting point guard Jrue Holiday has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right leg and will be sidelined two to four weeks, the Pelicans announced Wednesday night.
"It's unfortunate for Jrue because he was playing well. He's a big part of our team," coach Monty Williams said before the Pelicans tipped off against the Los Angeles Lakers. "It's just one more obstacle that we have to and can overcome."
Holiday, who is averaging 15.2 points and 7.1 assists, had missed New Orleans' previous four games with pain and swelling in his lower leg, but had been listed as day-to-day with an inflamed ankle.
Holiday said he didn't believe his latest injury had anything to do with a stress fracture in the same leg that required surgery and caused him to miss most of last season. Both injuries appear more similar, but Williams stopped short of saying they were related.
"It's unfortunate that it's the same leg," Williams said. "I could see where you could connect the dots in that situation."