Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert landed awkwardly in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s win over the Orlando Magic and immediately grabbed his knee in pain. At first, fans had to have been thinking the worst while Hibbert rolled around on the floor. However, it appears he avoided any type of serious injury.
Hibbert walked off under his own power and posted a message on Twitter after the game.
“I’m all good people,” he wrote. “Nothing to be nervous about. Can’t wait to get on the court tomorrow and compete. Appreciate the love and support!”
That is certainly good news for a Pacers team that took the NBA by surprise last season when it pushed the eventual champion Miami Heat to seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals. Hibbert, who averaged 11.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game last season, is the anchor of Indiana’s defense. He blocked seven shots against the Magic on Tuesday night. Pacers fans can breathe a massive sigh of relief.Google+