The uphill climb for the Indiana Pacers this season may have just gotten even steeper.
Late in the first quarter of Wednesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, promising big man Myles Turner fell to the floor, clutching his right ankle in pain. The Pacers were quick to diagnose Turner with a right ankle sprain, listing his return to the game as questionable. The initial report suggests the injury may not have been as severe as it looked.
Turner set a pick at the top of the arc when his ankle got tangled with Nets wing Garrett Temple. The 23-year-old collapsed to the floor. He was helped to the locker room, where he remained as news of the ankle sprain broke.
Myles Turner badly rolls ankle while setting pick, had to be helped to locker room. pic.twitter.com/Cmx1pLWrmR— gifdsports (@gifdsports) October 31, 2019
The Pacers started a disappointing 0-3 against a soft opening schedule, and Turner was one of Indiana’s few productive players in the absence of All-Star guard Victor Oladipo, who is still rehabbing the knee injury he suffered last season. If Turner misses any time with the ankle injury, the Pacers could find themselves further behind the eight-ball.
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