SALT LAKE CITY -- The New Orleans Pelicans will be without forward Brandon Ingram for at least another week, team officials said Tuesday.
The Pelicans played the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night and lost 121-100, snapping their seven-game winning streak. It was the eighth consecutive game Ingram has missed because of a left big toe contusion.
During Ingram's rehabilitating process last weekend when he was attempting to return to play, he suffered a small setback. The Pelicans re-ordered imaging and while everything remains clear, showing just a bruise, the team will be cautious with his return.
Ingram will be reevaluated in a week, meaning he will miss at least four more games. The Pelicans play at Utah again Thursday and at the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, then host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.
The Pelicans haven't missed a beat with Ingram out, winning seven games in a row as they have surged to the top spot in the Western Conference.
In 15 games this season, Ingram has averaged 20.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He's shooting a career-best 46.7% from 3-point range on 4.0 attempts per game.
New Orleans did get a boost Tuesday night with another return as forward Herb Jones was back in the starting lineup after missing the past five games with a sprained left ankle. He finished with 6 points and 2 assists in 20 minutes.