Anderson (herniated disc) ruled out for remainder of the season

Associated Press photo by KATHY WILLENS -- Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, left, and guard Anthony Morrow celebrate during a 103-99 win over the Knicks during their three-game road sweep. Show caption
Associated Press photo by KATHY WILLENS -- Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, left, and guard Anthony Morrow celebrate during a 103-99 win over the Knicks during their three-game road sweep.

The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday that Ryan Anderson will miss the remainder of the season due to a herniated cervical disc. Anderson was injured on January 3, 2014 in a game against the Boston Celtics.

After consulting with a team of physicians, it has been determined that surgery will provide Anderson the best opportunity to have a full recovery. Anderson will undergo surgery on April 8, 2014.

In 22 games this season, Anderson averaged 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 0.8 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 357 games.