Perkins sustained the injury early in Saturday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors. Perkins was replaced by normal starting center Omer Asik, who is on a minutes restriction after returning from injury.
The Pelicans have been plagued by injuries to start the regular season. Guards Tyreke Evans and Norris Cole will miss multiple weeks. There is no timetable for the return of Quincy Pondexter. And guard Jrue Holiday is also on a minutes restriction.
Perkins played in 25 minutes combined in the Pelicans’ first two games of the season. He is currently averaging 5.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.