Myles Turner takes to Twitter to support Pacers teammate Victor Oladipo
🙏🏾 Prayers Up Brethren pic.twitter.com/R25bVfQqzr
— Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) January 24, 2019
Oladipo left the game on a stretcher after hurting his right knee. The Pacers will be conducting an MRI to see what the specific injury is, but it’s not looking good at this point.
This is a huge blow to the Pacers and their playoff chances. Victor Oladipo is the most important member of the team and has led the Pacers all season long. Without Oladipo, the team won’t be quite the same. They’ll have to rely on offensive production elsewhere. He’s been the de facto point guard and has also guarded the other team’s best player.
This is what makes the injury even more hurtful. Oladipo had already been out with an issue on the same knee. During a game against the Atlanta Hawks on November 17th, he left the game after just five minutes into it.
Victor Oladipo was then out with an injury for around three weeks and only came back December 1oth. He had a “sore knee.” There were a lot of rumors that the Pacers might shut him down for the rest of the season, unironically.
When the All-Star guard first returned in December, he wasn’t nearly as effective as he can be. He only scored 12 points in 29 minutes played, but the team was still able to top the Milwaukee Bucks. Oladipo just hasn’t been the same since his return over a month ago. He’s shot only 40.8 percent from the field in December and in January shot only 40.3 percent.