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Pelicans guard Greivis Vasquez to undergo surgery on both ankles

Pelicans guard Grevis Vazquez will have surgery on both ankles. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images) Pelicans guard Greivis Vasquez will have surgery on both ankles. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Greivis Vasquez is scheduled to undergo minor surgery on Friday to remove loose particles from both ankles, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Vasquez started 78 games this season and averaged 13.9 points, nine assists and 4.3 rebounds per game finishing second behind Indiana Pacers forward Paul George for the NBA’s Most Improved award.

Vasquez is expected to be fully recovered before training camp begins in October.

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Vasquez sprained both his left and right ankles during the season, which forced him to miss four games. Vasquez missed two games in March with a sprained left ankle. In April Vasquez sprained his right ankle and missed two games, which included the regular season finale against the Dallas Mavericks.
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