Alexis Ajinca out 4-6 weeks with hamstring injury

Alexis Ajinca shoots over Miami's Hassan Whiteside
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If the Pelicans are going to reach their full potential this season, they'll need to avoid the injury bug which has plagued them in recent years.

Things aren't off to a great start, as reserve center Alexis Ajinca will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury, according to an official release.

Ajinca was serviceable in limited minutes last season. He averaged 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per contest, and signed a new contract this summer worth $20 million over the next four seasons.

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that center Alexis Ajinca is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a right hamstring strain. The injury occurred during the second quarter of the Pelicans’ preseason opener against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Oct. 3.

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