Pacers center Myles Turner was held out of the season-opening game vs. the Wizards after suffering a sprained ankle during pregame warmups, as Scott Agness of Fieldhouse Files was the first to report.
Per Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, Turner landed on a ball boy’s foot, which caused the injury. Turner had been out since January of last season and until Wednesday’s injury, was set to make his return.
Unfortunately, the injury last-season was foot related as well — as Turner missed the final 39 games with a stress reaction in his left foot. The ankle sprained prior to the opener was his left ankle, making things perhaps a bit more concerning.
Turner, 26, has twice led the league in blocked shots, averaging 2.8 last season and 3.4 the season before that. He also averaged 12.9 points and 7.1 rebound in 42 appearances last season.
Hoops Wire will have updates on Turner as the news becomes available