Pelicans’ JJ Redick out at least 2 weeks with left hamstring strain
According to an official statement released by the team, Redick will be out for at least two weeks due to a left hamstring strain. Redick suffered the injury in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
“New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick left Friday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a left hamstring injury. An MRI revealed that Redick sustained a left hamstring strain. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.”
The 35-year-old Redick has been a durable player over the course of his career. The veteran guard has appeared in at least 70 games in each of the past five seasons. He even played in 88 total games for the Philadelphia 76ers last season.
However, injuries have taken a toll on him this season.
Redick missed three games during the month of January due to a hamstring injury. When looking at the Pelicans’ schedule, Redick will miss a minimum of nine games. And that’s assuming of course, that he’ll be cleared immediately when he’s re-evaluated in two weeks.
The Duke University of product is averaging 15.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game on 45.0 percent from the field this season — including 45.2 percent from beyond the arc.