Indiana Pacers guardian Victor Oladipo has a broken quad tendon in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced on Thursday
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Victor Oladipo appeared to have suffered a knee injury in Wednesday's game against the Raptors, and the NBA players immediately showed their support. 1
The officials of Pacers had prepared themselves for the worst: the loss of the main player of the franchise, as the team struggles for the best balance of the Eastern Conference.
Oladipo crashed at home game on Wednesday night to the ground against the Raptors after trying to interfere with a pass to the Toronto Pascal Siakam. Oladipo's leg leaned awkwardly on the way to the court.
"I did not see what happened," Siakam said after the game. "He stuck his leg in the loop when he fell and he hit me, it's just an unfortunate situation, it's really scary, it's tough." Oladipo's leg overlapped and players from both teams surrounded him while he lay on the ground. He received a standing ovation from the fans as he was carted off the ground on a stretcher and waved.
Victor Oladipo is struggling to defend himself after he tries to defend and cause severe injury to his right leg against the Raptors.
Oladipo has transformed the Pacers from Oklahoma City Thunder since arriving in 2017, and has become an All-Star for the first time in the 2017/18 season. He is the scorer of the Pacers this season with 18.8 points per game.
Despite the Oladipo defeat in the second quarter, the Pacers defeated the Raptors 110-106 and improved to 32-15, which is good for third place in the Eastern Table. "We need to get together and inspire basketball," Myles said Turner. "We can not let ourselves get stuck in the mud, it's emotional, but we have to overcome it and play it."
This report uses information from Adrian Wojnarowski and The Associated Press of ESPN.