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Pacers star Victor Oladipo says Myles Turner needs to get used to the mask

Myles Turner, Victor Oladipo

Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo thinks it may take a little while for Myles Turner to get used to wearing a mask should he need one after breaking his nose in Monday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Turner suffered the injury midway through the third quarter, but the Pacers were still able to pick up a 116-108 victory to earn their fifth straight win to move to 25-12 on the season.

Turner will likely have to wear a mask, and if he does, Oladipo thinks he’ll be just fine.

Here’s what Oladipo had to say about Turner’s injury, courtesy of The Associated Press:

“Luckily it wasn’t anything major,” All-Star guard Victor Oladipo said after scoring 22 points. “He’ll be back. He’ll be fine. He’ll be all right with the mask but he’s going to have to get used to it.”

It’s never ideal to have a broken nose, but as Oladipo said, the positive side of things is that it wasn’t a major injury.

With the Pacers playing great basketball right now, you don’t want to see key players go down with significant injuries that could eliminate all the momentum that has been built up.

Luckily, Indiana should be able to keep things rolling right along, with both Oladipo and Turner continuing to play key roles for the team.

The Pacers will get a chance to relax for a few days before preparing for a lengthy five-game road trip, which will begin with a matchup with the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.