Jrue Holiday To Miss Start Of Season As Pregnant Wife Faces Brain Surgery


Jrue Holiday will be a late addition to the Pelicans roster this season, and he lends his love and support to his wife as she battles brain surgery.

According to Nola.com — Lauren Holiday — a two-time Olympic gold medalist for the U.S. women’s national soccer team — had a tumor discovered on the right side of her brain by doctors.

Holiday, 28, retired last year to start a family with the Pelicans guard.

“Devastating,” Jrue Holiday said of the diagnosis.

Nola is reporting that the tumor was operable and not a threat to the Holidays’ unborn daughter, and that Lauren would return to full health afterwards.

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