The May surgery involved Holiday getting a screw removed from his surgically repaired right leg, which has given the youngster plenty of problems over the past two years. He first underwent surgery during the 2013-14 season, when he had a steel rod put in his leg following a stress fracture. He’s missed 90 games over the past two seasons due to these leg issues.
New Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said the restrictions on Holiday in training camp will include him practicing just once a day even when two-a-days are scheduled.
Gentry also gave an update on forward Quincy Pondexter, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in May. The news isn’t as positive for Pondexter, as he won’t do much in training camp and will likely wait until November before ramping things up.
Both Holiday and Pondexter are key parts of the Pelicans’ rotation, so they’ll certainly be as cautious as possible when it come to these rehabs. New Orleans is poised to take another step forward in this upcoming season, and it’s important for these guys to be 100 percent later in the year when the team makes a playoff push.