Pelicans' Tyreke Evans undergoes successful knee surgery
The New Orleans Pelicans clutch swingman Tyreke Evans has finally gotten some relief from the painful right knee injury he endured for the final stretch of this past regular season.
Doctors performed minor arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to clean out scar tissue in Evans' knee. As injuries whittled New Orleans' roster down in March and April, Evans pushed through the pain and swelling in his right knee, sometimes needing medical staff to drain his knee so could play.
Doctors expect Evans to make a quick recovery. He'll begin rehab immediately and expects to make a full recovery in 6-8 weeks.
Evans appeared in 72 games this season for the Pelicans, averaging 14.5 points, 5.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 28.2 minutes per game.