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Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday out for season with leg injury

Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday's scoring and assists averages were down this season. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images) Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday's scoring and assists averages are down this season. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday underwent successful surgery to correct a stress fracture in his right tibia and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Friday.

Holiday was originally supposed to be sidelined about a month with the injury. Holiday averaged 14.3 points, 7.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 33.6 minutes playing in 34 games this season.

The Pelicans will now rely more on guards Tyreke Evans and Austin Rivers to pick up the slack. The Pelicans are 23-36 this season, which is 12th in the Western Conference.

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