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Jacob Evans III exits Pelicans game with adductor strain

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The second-year wing suffered an injury in the first quarter on Monday night.

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Jacob Evans III left Monday night’s game between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans with a left adductor strain. The second-year wing suffered the groin injury near the end of the first quarter, and the team announced that he would not return to the game.

It’s a tough blow for the young guard, who was playing well to start the season. After rarely seeing the court in his rookie year, and struggling in the minutes that he did play, Evans got off to a strong start to the year. He hit four three-pointers in the season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, which matched his entire total from last year.

Hopefully the injury is not serious. Not only has Evans established himself in the Warriors rotation, but the team is severely hampered at the moment, with injuries keeping Kevon Looney and Willie Cauley-Stein off the floor.

We’ll keep you updated if any further news on Evans comes out.