Larry Nance Jr. Diagnosed With Rib Fracture

The Pelicans have lost five straight games and they got more bad news on Monday. Key reserve Larry Nance Jr. has a right rib fracture, according to a team press release.

He’ll be re-examined in 10-to-14 days to determine his healing progress.

Nance is averaging 3.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in 15.7 minutes per contest this season. Last season, Nance averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per night over 65 regular season games.

Nance has dealt with a variety of injuries throughout his career. In the last four seasons alone, he has missed time due to knee, wrist, hand, shoulder, Achilles, neck, groin and ankle ailments.

New Orleans has already been beset by injuries to key performers this season, including CJ McCollum, Herbert Jones, Trey Murphy and Jose Alvarado.

Veteran Cody Zeller could see increased playing time off the bench with Nance sidelined.

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