Pacers guard Oladipo undergoes right knee surgery

Agence France-Presse
Pacers guard Oladipo undergoes right knee surgery
Oladipo is expected to make a full recovery but gave no timetable is given


WASHINGTON, USA – Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo underwent successful surgery Monday, January 28, to repair a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee, the team announced, but no timetable was given for his recovery

The Pacers lost the 26-year-old playmaker, whose father is from Sierra Leone and whose mother is from Nigeria, for the season after he suffered the injury with 4:05 remaining in the second quarter of last Wednesday’s 110-106 home victory over Toronto.

An update by the club said Oladipo was expected to make a full recovery but gave no indication what his recovery timetable might be.

“It’s going to be tough but tough times don’t last tough people do,” Oladipo said Saturday in an Instagram posting. “I will be back better than ever.”


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I can’t even lie the last few months have been really tough for not only me but for my family as well. You give it your all, literally your blood, sweat and tears to the game you love and things like this happen. No matter how much hard work and effort you put into perfecting your craft you cannot predict the challenges you’ll face ahead. But there is always that point in time where you wonder why it’s happening to you. You even wonder if there was something you could have done differently to prevent the outcome. The confusion, the contemplation, the anger, the sadness and the tears that flow frequently come, but they never last. The amount of support, love and prayers that I have received over the past few days have been breathtaking and has truly inspired me to come back even better than before. Thank you to everyone including all my teammates, pacer fans and staff. Thank you to all the NBA fans around the world and all my brothers around the league who texted, called, tweeted and posted me I am truly thankful. It’s going to be tough but tough times don’t last tough people do. It’s time for me to truly practice what I preach and trust my God in heaven and the plan he has for me. I will be back better than ever and if you question that well, thank you. Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world! I am #UnBreakable.

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Oladipo was averaging 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals for the Pacers this season.

The Pacers rank third in the Eastern Conference at 32-16, 3 games behind pace-setter Milwaukee. –

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