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Pacers G Oladipo undergoes knee surgery


Reuters
Updated: 29-01-2019 01:42 IST
Pacers G Oladipo undergoes knee surgery

Indiana Pacers shooting guard Victor Oladipo underwent surgery Monday to repair the ruptured quadriceps tendon in his right knee, the team announced. Oladipo is expected to make a full recovery, according to the team. No recovery period timetable was revealed after the surgery.

Oladipo suffered the season-ending injury during last Wednesday's 110-106 victory against the Toronto Raptors. His leg bent awkwardly as he fell to the floor trying to disrupt an outlet pass to the Raptors' Pascal Siakam, and he left the court on a stretcher. An MRI exam on Thursday revealed the extent of the damage.

Through 36 games this season, Oladipo was averaging 18.8 points per game and on pace to set career highs in rebounding (5.6) and assists (5.2). Oladipo, 26, made the All-Star team and led the NBA with 2.4 steals per game in his first season with the Pacers in 2017-18. He was named the NBA's Most Improved Player and made the league's All-Defensive First Team.

Oladipo played three seasons with the Orlando Magic and one with the Oklahoma City Thunder before being dealt to the Pacers in the Paul George trade on July 6, 2017. --Field Level Media


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