E’Twaun Moore out 7-10 days with quad contusion
New Orleans Pelicans forward E’Twaun Moore is expected miss the next 7-10 days after re-injuring his quad in Wednesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz. According to an official report from the team, he will be re-evaluated at the end of that span.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard E’Twaun Moore suffered a recurrent left quadriceps contusion during Wednesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz. Moore will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) March 8, 2019
Moore, now 30 years of age, was held out of Saturday’s game against the Denver Nuggets for rest, but he managed to play 24 minutes on Monday and 18 on Wednesday. The Pelicans, who appear to be in tank mode, have already ruled him out for Friday’s matchup against the Raptors.
In 53 appearances with the Pelicans this season (36 starts), Moore has racked up averages of 11.9 points on 48.1 percent shooting from the field (43.2 percent from beyond the arc), 2.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and just under one steal (0.8) in 27.6 minutes per outing.
In other Pelicans-related injury news, Jahlil Okafor is currently listed as questionable for Friday night’s game in Toronto. The former Duke Blue Devil is still dealing with a sprained right ankle. More information on his status is expected to be released before tip-off.
Jrue Holiday is dealing with a lower abdominal strain. He too is slated to miss 7-10 days of action before re-evaluation.
With so many injuries within their rotation, the Pelicans will likely call on Frank Jackson, Ian Clark and Elfrid Payton a bit more. Elfrid Payton and Dairis Bertans could see more playing time as well.
Friday night’s Pelicans-Raptors game is scheduled to tip inside the Smoothie King Center at 8:00 p.m. ET.