HoopsHype Ryan Anderson rumors

June 26, 2014 Updates
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When New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson underwent successful surgery on his cervical spine for a herniated disc in April, there were concerns if he would be recovered in time for the start of this upcoming season. After the surgery was performed, the Pelicans announced that Anderson was not expected to resume basketball activities for 4-6 months. But Pelicans coach Monty Williams indicated on Thursday that Anderson is on pace to be ready by the start of this fall's training camp. New Orleans Times-Picayune

April 16, 2014 Updates

Ryan Anderson: I would love to be a broadcaster one day. Jason and Jrue Holiday also could be great someday. For me, it’s something I’d want to do, but not necessarily something I’d be great at. It would be fun. But I wouldn’t want to do something that’s strictly just about basketball. I’d love to be able to just be myself and talk about a bunch of even non-sports things. I enjoy throwing out a topic and then just talking about it, such as what you see on a morning talk show. NBA.com

April 8, 2014 Updates

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson underwent successful surgery on his cervical spine for a herniated disc on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, the team announced. Anderson is expected to resume basketball activities in 4-6 months, according to the Pelicans. With the timetable, Anderson could return before the start of next season.The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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And the departure of BC’s scoring leader (18.6 points per game) could trigger an exodus of several other players — including 6-2 sophomore guard Joe Rahon, a native of San Diego who averaged 9.0 points, and 6-8 junior forward Ryan Anderson, of Long Beach, Calif., who averaged 14.3 points and 7.1 rebounds — according to other team sources. Those sources indicated both Rahon and Anderson may be considering transferring to West Coast schools. Boston Globe

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Anderson has been sidelined since Jan. 3 when he collided with Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace. Anderson never lost feeling in any of his extremities but had excruciating pain shooting from his elbow to the tip of his fingers. He remained at a Boston hospital for three days before returning to New Orleans. `` At beginning of the year, I got my last MRI and it said the disc wasn’t healing,’’ Anderson said. ``But my symptoms are getting a lot better. I don’t feel that pain anymore. The fact that I’m feeling better is a good sign, but I’m going to get re-checked and have another MRI. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Anderson traveled with the team for their three-game road trip that ends on Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. Anderson, however, is still expected to be out until March and could likely miss the remainder of the season. ``I want to be really conservative with this because it is a pretty serious thing,’’ Anderson said before Wednesday night’s game. ``I’m really waiting until the next check up, so I can get cleared and maybe start doing a little bit more. At least get back in some kind of shape. New Orleans Times-Picayune

February 12, 2014 Updates

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson said he is scheduled to get another medical evaluation for his herniated disc later this month and will also seek a second opinion from another doctor. Anderson has been sidelined since Jan. 3 when he collided with Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace. Anderson never lost feeling in any of his extremities but had excruciating pain shooting from his elbow to the tip of his fingers. He remained at a Boston hospital for three days before returning to New Orleans. New Orleans Times-Picayune

January 14, 2014 Updates

"Obviously, I want to get back as soon as possible, but this is something that if I got hit again, it could be more than just career ending. I want to be careful about it," Anderson said, speaking publicly Monday night about his injury for the first time since it occurred in a collision with Boston's Gerald Wallace on Jan. 3. "We're going to find out pretty soon how it's healing and depending on if it's healing (on its own), then we'll just keep going with that. But if not, we'll do the surgery." Associated Press

January 13, 2014 Updates

Speaking to the media for the first time since he was injured in Boston on Jan. 3, New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson said that he will spend the next 1-2 months resting and recuperating, before being examined by doctors. At that time, physicians will determine whether Anderson’s herniated disc injury will require season-ending surgery. “I’m going to get another MRI within the next month or two months, depending on how the healing goes,” Anderson said. “I will either get surgery if it’s not healing properly, or if my body (heals the injury naturally) – which the doctors say there’s a good chance it will – then I’ll get back to normal exercise and get back on the court, hopefully.” NBA.com

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