Tyreke Evans Injury: Updates on Pelicans Guard’s Knee and Return

January 25th, 2016 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »
New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans left the floor during Monday's game against the Houston Rockets with a knee injury.

Continue for updates.

Evans Will Likely Receive an MRI Tuesday Monday, Jan. 25 Evans started Monday's contest and played 16 minutes, but Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official website noted that the swingman "said he felt pain in [his] right knee and will probably get [an] MRI tomorrow."

Evans may be the most important player on New Orleans' roster aside from star big man Anthony Davis. The 26-year-old veteran is capable of running the point, playing off the ball as a 2-guard and even filling in at small forward.

No one can match Evans' versatility, and he's a rare type of offensive catalyst who elevates the play of those around him. When he missed the first 17 games of this season while recovering from right knee surgery, the Pelicans went 4-13.

The right knee pain continued to bother Evans later in 2015-16 and forced him out of action. Even when he initially returned, Evans admitted he wasn't 100 percent.

So even if Evans' current ailment is something minor, there are m ...

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