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Pelicans' Ryan Anderson Could Miss Rest of the Season

NBA via Orlando Magic(NEW ORLEANS) -- After suffering a herniated disk about two weeks ago, New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson will miss at least the next two months, and could possibly be out for the rest of the season.

With the help of medication, Anderson is reportedly pain free, and is optimistic he will be able to continue his NBA career.

"Obviously, I want to get back as soon as possible, but this is something that if I got hit again, it could be more than career ending. I want to be careful about it," said Anderson. "We're going to find out pretty soon how it's healing and depending on if it's healing (on its own), then we'll just keep going with that. But if not, we'll do the surgery."

Back on Jan. 3, Anderson collided with Boston Celtics foward Gerald Wallace and had to be carried off on a stretcher.

Anderson is the Pelicans' leading scorer at 19.8 points per game and was shooting .409 percent from the three-point line.

The team has lost all six games they've played without Anderson since his injury.

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