Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton suffered a left elbow sprain and left knee contusion in Wednesday’s road loss to the Knicks and will be re-evaluated in about two weeks, the team said in a press release.
The Pacers are awaiting a second opinion on the scan Haliburton received Thursday, per Scott Agness of FieldHouse Files.
Tyrese Haliburton suffered a left elbow sprain and a mild left knee bone contusion last night. He underwent an MRI this afternoon and is awaiting additional opinion on the results of those scans.
He will be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks.https://t.co/YbNSaIZwKt
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 12, 2023
Haliburton, 22, is 6-foot-5 and having an All-Star type of season in his first full year in Indiana. In 40 games, he is averaging career-highs of 20.2 points and 10.2 assists, shooting 48 percent from the field and 40 percent on 3-pointers.
Right now he is eighth among Eastern Conference guards in All-Star voting.
More importantly to the surprising Pacers will be to keep the good vibes alive without their top weapon. They currently sit in sixth place in the East.
“One of the great things about Tyrese is he has been banged up the last year and a half that he’s been with us and he always wants to play,” coach Rick Carlisle told reporters on Wednesday. “He always wants to play, and it’s something that’s really helped our culture as a team. So we’ll hope for the best. We’re surely not going to put him in harm’s way.”
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