Alexander-Walker told Daniel Sallerson of the Pelicans Radio Network in a podcast appearance Wednesday that he's no longer sporting a hard cast to protect his fractured right wrist. Alexander-Walker had been sporting the cast for nearly five weeks before trading it out for some softer protection. With the rookie guard's fractured wrist having healed as expected, he'll avoid surgery, which likely would have spelled an end to his season. He'll still have to complete some strengthening exercises with the wrist before the Pelicans sign off on him playing, but he could be back to 100 percent when the NBA season resumes.
Alexander-Walker has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his right wrist and will be sidelined indefinitely, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports. It remains unclear when Alexander-Walker suffered the injury, but he'll be out for an extended period while recovering. Considering he hasn't been a regular part of the rotation since late January, the absence shouldn't affect coach Alvin Gentry's gameplan significantly.
Alexander-Walker is out for Sunday's game against the Wolves due to a right wrist injury. The nature and severity of Alexander-Walker's injury are not yet clear, though he was absent from practice Saturday and was spotted with a cast on his wrist, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports. The young guard has played a total of 20 minutes in the Pelicans' last 19 games, so his absence is unlikely to affect the team's rotation.
The Pelicans recalled Alexander-Walker from the G League's Erie Bayhawks on Sunday. Alexander-Walker will presumably dress for the Pelicans in Sunday's game against the Lakers as he rejoins the parent club following a two-game stint in the G League. During his time with Erie, the rookie guard averaged 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 34.5 minutes.
Alexander-Walker was assigned to the G League on Wednesday, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports. Alexander-Walker has been out of the rotation over the Pelicans' last four games, and he hasn't seen double-digit minutes since Jan. 20 against the Grizzlies. As a result, the organization will opt to send the rookie to the G League so he can develop his skillset in a game setting.
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