Ryan Anderson injury: Pelicans forward has no timetable for return

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

The sharpshooting big man is still having issues with his broken toe.

It remains unclear when New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson will be able to return soon from a broken toe in his right foot, according to John Reid of The Times-Picayune.

Anderson broke his toe right before the start of the regular season. The initial diagnosis was a one-to-three week recovery time, and the big man is still not ready to return to the court.

Anderson revealed that he recently underwent another X-ray that showed the same crack in his toe as before. The 25-year-old also said that he has had to scale things back in his rehab due to some excessive pain:

"I'm taking it a bit easier.I was trying to go hard on it (during rehabilitation). One day I tried to run up and down and played a bit of three-on-three in practice and it just started to really hurt a lot. I just needed to stop and take it a bit easier.''

Anderson is in his second season in New Orleans. After starting all 61 games in 2011-12 with the Orlando Magic, Anderson primarily came off the bench last season in New Orleans, averaging 16.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in 30.9 minutes per game. He's expected to come off the bench again whenever he does return to the lineup.

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