Report: Victor Oladipo will need season-ending knee surgery
The Indiana Pacers may have lost Victor Oladipo for the season.
Oladipo suffered a nasty knee injury in the second quarter of the Pacers’ game against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night and had to be taken off the court on a stretcher. The Pacers acknowledged on Twitter that Oladipo had suffered a “serious” knee injury and said he would undergo an MRI on Thursday.
Injury update: After suffering a serious injury to his right knee, Victor Oladipo will have an MRI tomorrow and an update will be provided then.
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 24, 2019
For now, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that a preliminary examination left the Pacers fearing that Oladipo will need season-ending knee surgery.
Preliminary exam has left Pacers with fear that Victor Oladipo has suffered a season-ending knee injury that will require surgery, league sources tell ESPN. He will undergo an MRI on Thursday.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 24, 2019
This would be an awful blow to the Pacers. Indiana entered play on Wednesday 31-15 and third in the Eastern Conference standings. They’ve had strong play from several players like Bojan Bogdanovic, Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis, Thaddeus Young and Darren Collison, but the true leader of the team is Oladipo.