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The New Orleans Pelicans confirmed Tuesday that forward Ryan Anderson will not return this season because of a herniated cervical disc.

Anderson is scheduled to undergo surgery on April 8 after treatment proved unsuccessful, the team announced. He has been sidelined since since Jan. 3 with an injury he sustained in a game against the Boston Celtics.

The 25-year-old Anderson played in 22 games this season and averaged 19.8 points and 6.5 rebounds.

In six NBA seasons with the Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic and Pelicans, Anderson has career averages of 12.3 points and 5.6 rebounds.

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