The Pelicans announced Tuesday that forward Ryan Anderson is out indefinitely after suffering a herniated disk. Anderson suffered the injury last Friday after a scary collision with Celtics forward Gerald Wallace. Anderson laid motionless on the court for several minutes before being immobilized and taken off court on a stretcher.

He stayed in Boston for several days recovering at a local hospital. The injury is a crushing blow to the Pelicans' playoff hopes, as they had just gotten their full squad back. Anderson missed time coming into the season, then came back just as Anthony Davis went down.