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#pounditWednesday, April 24, 2024

Report: Kendrick Perkins may miss three months with pectoral injury


Well, Kendrick Perkins riding shotgun for the New Orleans Pelicans was fun while it lasted.

According to a report on Friday by NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the 30-year-old center could miss three months with a right pectoral injury suffered in Saturday’s loss to Golden State.

The 2008 NBA champion signed a deal with the Pelicans over the summer for the veteran’s minimum and averaged 5.3 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game in three appearances.

While Perkins’ injury adds to a seemingly endless litany of ailments and woes for the winless Pelicans this season, the impact of the veteran big man is felt more in the locker room than it is on the actual court. After all, it seems as though Perkins was signed in the offseason for the sole purpose of mentoring Anthony Davis, so this latest injury shouldn’t doom New Orleans too badly.

Pectoral injuries, however, are rare to see in the NBA with the only other case study being Hawks big man Al Horford, who somehow found a way to tear BOTH his pectoral muscles in less than a 24-month span several seasons ago.

At least we’ll always have this. *Sobs into Kleenex*

Image Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


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