Holiday's wife, Lauren, underwent successful surgery last Thursday to remove a benign tumor from her brain, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. The Pelicans point guard remains out indefinitely to care for his wife and their newborn daughter.
It's certainly welcome news for the Holiday family. Lauren's surgery had been delayed due to her pregnancy with the couple's first child, but after giving birth in September, she underwent the operation last week and is beginning the recovery process. Jrue is expected to remain away from the Pelicans in order to spend more time with his family, and it hasn't been determined when he might rejoin the team. Tim Frazier is slated to open the season as the Pelicans' starting point guard, but Holiday should take back those duties once he's returned to the Pelicans and regained conditioning.
Holiday will miss the start of the regular season to be with his pregnant wife, who is set to undergo brain surgery, Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Holiday was expected to be healthy for the upcoming season after an injury riddled three years with the Pelicans, but he'll now miss an indefinite amount of time. His wife was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June but doctors said they couldn't operate on her until after she gave birth, which pushed the surgery and subsequent recovery into the start of the NBA season. How long Holiday will be out is unclear, but E'Twaun Moore and Tim Frazier will figure to see extra minutes for the early parts of the year.
Holiday (eye) said Tuesday that he's working out without restriction, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Holiday underwent season-ending surgery in April to repair a fractured right orbital wall, but he's since recovered and is participating in voluntary offseason workouts. The point guard is expected back at full strength when camp opens in October, and he'll look to finally stay healthy after missing a combined 107 games over the last three seasons. Holiday is expected to wear protective goggles to begin next season.
Holiday suffered the eye injury in the final minute of the fourth quarter of Monday's win over the Knicks, which came after he had missed the
Jrue Holiday suffered an injury to his right eye in Monday's game against the Knicks, broadcaster Daniel Sallerson reports.
Holiday still managed to play 34 minutes in Monday's game but now there's concern for his ability to play Wednesday against the Spurs after missing the last two games with a blister on his left toe. If he's forced to sit Wednesday, Toney Douglas and Tim Frazier will likely be in store for substantial playing time, assuming Norris Cole (back) remains sidelined.
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