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Pacers center Myles Turner will play with mask after surgery on broken nose

Myles Turner

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner is set to wear a mask after undergoing recent surgery for the broken nose that he suffered in Monday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Pacers secured their fifth straight win with a 116-108 victory over Atlanta, but in the process, saw Turner leave the game after the nose injury.

However, after a quick surgery, it seems like the former Texas star will be just fine as he prepares to get back on the court.

But when he does return to action, he’ll be wearing a mask, according to Scott Agness of The Athletic:

Myles Turner feels fine two days later. “No signs of a concussion and I’m thankful for that.” Surgery on his broken nose took 10 minutes. He will get fitted for a mask after practice.

Turner is averaging 13.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks while playing 27.9 minutes per game this season.

He has been an important piece of what has been a balanced Pacers attack, and that has helped Nate McMillan’s team put together an impressive run since the start of December.

After losing their Dec. 1 game against the Sacramento Kings, the Pacers have since won 11 of 13 and seem to be playing their best basketball of the season thus far.

Getting Turner back in the lineup will be important, and since it’s only a minor injury, it sounds like that could happen as soon as Friday’s game against the Chicago Bulls.

After that, Indiana will continue its five-game road trip with a showdown against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.