Jrue Holiday to Miss Start of Season to Care for Wife Lauren After Brain Surgery

September 4th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday will miss the start of the 2016-17 NBA season to care for his pregnant wife, Lauren, who will undergo surgery to remove a benign brain tumor after she gives birth in the fall.

According to the Times-Picayune's Jeff Duncan, Lauren—a retired member of the United States women's national soccer team—was diagnosed with a tumor on the right side of her brain in June. But because she's pregnant, doctors have advised her to wait until after she gives birth to undergo surgery.

Duncan reported it's "unclear how much time Holiday will miss this season" since Lauren is due in mid-October. However, Duncan added "the couple hopes to induce the birth early—perhaps as soon as late September—to expedite her treatment," with the brain surgery likely to take place six weeks after their child is born.

On Monday, Lauren and Jrue Holiday took to Twitter to thank fans for their support:

Lauren Holiday retired from the USWNT following its 2015 FIFA World Cup victory, in which she scored what turned out to be the winning goal, to spend more time wit ...

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