Ryan Anderson, Pelicans to meet Monday to talk about his injury

Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson said a meeting is scheduled for Monday to discuss his future.

Anderson has not played since a collision Jan. 3 at the Boston Celtics that yielded two herniated disks in his neck.

“I am going to have a sitdown meeting on Monday,” Anderson said Friday night. “We’re going to kind of talk about next steps; I haven’t made any decisions. (I’ll meet with Pelicans) management (in New Orleans) and then talk with some doctors, my agent and try to figure some stuff out.”

When Anderson spoke with the media a week after the collision, he said the plan was to rest for two months, then decide on surgery. He gave an update Feb. 12, saying he would seek more evaluations.

He has met with several doctors in recent weeks, coach Monty Williams said. But Anderson said doctors have determined little has changed.

“It’s in a period where I have to make a decision because (the recent MRI) basically looks the exact same as (the original MRI),” he said. “And I still have a little bit of symptoms. So I have to make a decision for the next steps, because it’s obviously not normal for (the healing process to take so long). So either surgery or the symptoms will go away. I have to make a decision.”

Anderson, who signed a four-year, $34 million contract with New Orleans before the 2012-13 season in a sign-and-trade with Orlando, has said he has the same injury as Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, who had four surgeries on his neck but reached the Super Bowl after being sidelined for one season.