Anderson out with a herniated disc

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson drives to the basket against Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka last season at the Smoothie King Arena. Anderson is among players other NBA teams have inquired about as the Pelicans consider a trade to fill their need at small forward. Show caption
Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson drives to the basket against Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka last season at the Smoothie King Arena. Anderson is among players other NBA teams have inquired about as the Pelicans consider a trade to fill their need at small forward.

The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday that Ryan Anderson has been diagnosed with a herniated disc.

Anderson suffered the injury following a collision with Celtics forward Gerald Wallace during the fourth quarter of the January 3 game at Boston. The 6’10” forward is out indefinitely.

In 22 games this season, Anderson is averaging 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 36.1 minutes per game. The sixth-year veteran holds career averages of 12.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 356 games.