After months of speculation, the New Orleans Pelicans have finally announced that Ryan Anderson will have surgery to correct a herniated cervical disc and will miss the remainder of the season.

Anderson was injured on January 3 against the Boston Celtics when he collided with Celtics forward Gerald Wallace. Anderson hasn't played since.

The team said in a statement that it decided surgery was needed "after consulting with a team of physicians."

The statement also said surgery is the "best opportunity (for Anderson) to have a full recovery. Anderson will undergo surgery on April 8.