Indiana Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton exits game with left hamstring strain
The Indiana Pacers entered the game with a clean injury report for the first time in over a week. Unfortunately, that will no longer be the case.
The Indiana Pacers were in the first half of their second straight matchup against the Boston Celtics. The Pacers entered the game with a clean injury report for the first time in over a week. Unfortunately, that will no longer be the case.
Indiana Pacers’ star Tyrese Haliburton left the game early after slipping on the floor and landing awkwardly on his left leg. It looked like the splits. You can watch the video here.
Dr. Evan Jeffries, DPT (@GameInjuryDoc on X), said “Haliburton injured his Left Hamstring on this play. MRI will determine severity and time of healing:
Grade I: 1-2 weeks
Grade II: 4-8 weeks
Grade III: 12+ weeks/surgery if torn off bone”.
The Injury occurred with just over three minutes to play in the first half and Haliburton had to be carried off the court by his teammates. Buddy Hield and James Johnson helped carry him to the locker room.
Next, the team will need to determine the severity of the injury to see how much time he will miss. My guess, from a non-doctor outlook, is we should anticipate at least two weeks’ of recovery if not more. Even if the strain is grade one, Indiana would likely air on the side of caution in their franchise leader. If he can return sooner, that would be great, but I am not so sure… especially with this being a hamstring injury. Those can linger.
The Pacers will face the Wizards, Nuggets, Hawks, Jazz, and Kings in their next five games. Followed by the Nuggets again,the Blazers, the 76ers, and the Suns twice. Those 10 games take you to the end of Jan. That would be nearly three weeks of recovery.
As of now, there is no indication as to how severe the strain is, but I will be seeking updates as they come, and will add to the story.
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