Originally written on NBA Injury News  |  Last updated 10/18/14
New Orleans Pelicans’ guard Tyreke Evans, who hasn’t played since spraining his left ankle on October 5, returned to the court  on Friday night against the Orlando Magic. As reported by Nakia Hogan of nola.com, Evans has been able to participate on a limited basis and although there is still soreness in the joint,  Evans said on Friday morning he was finally healthy enough to play in a game. Evans said that he was anxious to get back to playing. “I’m actually looking forward to this a lot,” Evans said after the team’s shootaround. “It’ll be good to get a feeling for how it will be during the regular season. I just want to go out there and play my game, run up and down the court and get the rhythm of it. “There is still pain, but that’s part of basketball. I don’t think it’s to the point where I can’t go. But afterwards I have to ice it and treat it right and take it day by day. Hopefully it’ll get better during the season.” With Evans back on the court, coach Monty Williams got a look what he expects will be his regular rotation when the season opens on October 30. Evans is entering his fifth NBA season, the first four with the Sacramento Kings. Last season he averaged 15.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. His career averages are 17.5 points, 4.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game.

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