Pacers’ Victor Oladipo undergoes surgery for ruptured quad tendon

first_img“He is expected to make a full recovery. No timetable has been established for his return,” the Pacers said.Oladipo was injured in Wednesday’s victory over Toronto. He was scrambling back to defend an outlet pass when his leg bent awkwardly and he fell to the ground. Trainers immediately a draped a towel over his injured leg and he was taken off the court on a stretcher. An MRI on Thursday confirmed the Pacers’ worst fears — their top scorer would not play again this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOver the weekend, though, Oladipo addressed the injury for the first time publicly.“I can’t even lie the last few months have been really tough for not only me but for my family as well. You give it your all, literally your blood, sweat and tears to the game you love and things like this happen,” he wrote on Instagram, adding that he will rely on his faith to help him get through the rehabilitation. He thanked fans and others from around the league for sharing their support. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Dwyane Wade’s visit brings Carmelo Anthony back to Madison Square Garden Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Tyreke Evans replaced Oladipo in the starting lineup Saturday at Memphis and scored nine points in Indiana’s 106-103 loss.The Pacers currently hold the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference chase and many expect them to struggle against a tougher schedule over the next three months without Oladipo, who averaged 19.2 points.But even though Indiana is 7-5 without Oladipo this season, coach Nate McMillan said Thursday he expected to discuss options as the Feb. 7 trade deadline nears.Whatever happens next, coaches and teammates have acknowledged repeatedly that Oladipo remains upbeat about his recovery.“There is always that point in time where you wonder why it’s happening to you. You even wonder if there was something you could have done differently to prevent the outcome,” he wrote in the post. “The confusion, the contemplation, the anger, the sadness and the tears that flow frequently come, but they never last. The amount of support, love and prayers that I have received over the past few days have been breathtaking and has truly inspired me to come back even better than before.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte File photo shows Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo being taken off the court on a stretcher after he was injured during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Indianapolis. The All-Star guard understands the recovery from the ruptured quad tendon in his right knee will long and grueling. He’s determined not to come back even stronger after undergoing surgery Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. “He is expected to make a full recovery. No timetable has been established for his return,” the Indiana Pacers announced. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo understands the recovery from the ruptured quad tendon in his right knee will long and grueling.He is determined not to come back even stronger after undergoing surgery Monday.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

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