The New Orleans Pelicans have announced that forward Larry Nance Jr. has been diagnosed with a fracture in his right rib.
According to a press release, the team will conduct a re-evaluation of Nance Jr.’s progress in 10-14 days to assess his recovery.
Nance Jr., a nine-year veteran, is currently experiencing a career-low in terms of minutes played and points scored per game.
Recently, the Pelicans signed forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl to a two-way contract, indicating that he is likely to see increased playing time.
Robinson-Earl has already made a start for New Orleans and maintains an average of 21 minutes per game.
The Pelicans have faced significant injury challenges at the beginning of the season.
CJ McCollum is currently sidelined due to a lung injury, Trey Murphy III and Jose Alvarado have yet to make regular-season appearances, Herb Jones has missed three consecutive games, and now Larry Nance Jr. joins the list of injured players.