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Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon has torn left rectus femoris

Pacers, Malcolm Brogdon, Nuggets

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon has been diagnosed with a torn left rectus femoris.

The injury occurred during the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. His status is listed as week-to-week, per the Pacers.

The rectus femoris is the large quadriceps muscle running down the middle of the front of the thigh. Its function is to lift up the knee and straighten the leg. Pain will come on gradually and normally be located at the front of the hip.

In his first season with the Pacers, Brogdon is averaging 16.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 7.1 assists. He’s shooting 43.9 percent from the field, 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 89.5 percent from the free-throw line.

The Pacers are 30-18 with Brogdon in the lineup and 38-25 overall on the season. They are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

The good news is that Victor Oladipo is coming off a productive game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday. The Pacers All-Star scored 16 points in 26 minutes while shooting 5-of-10 from the field and 2-of-4 from beyond the arc.

The Pacers are going to need Oladipo to round into All-Star form sooner rather than later now that Brogdon is out.

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