The New Orleans Pelicans announced that center Alexis Ajinca underwent successful surgery on his left patellar tendon Tuesday morning (March 27). He's expected to be sidelined 4-6 months. Ajinca had bilateral knee injections in October and underwent surgery to repair his right patellar tendon in December. The timetable provided after his surgery in December left open the possibility that he could return in April, but that will no longer happen after his surgery on Tuesday. His last time on the court was in the Pelicans' final preseason game on Oct. 13.