Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III to undergo ankle surgery

Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III to undergo ankle surgery
Indiana pacers Glenn Robinson III slam dunks over teammate Paul George as he participates in the slam dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night events in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III will have surgery on his left ankle, head coach Nate McMillan said.

Robinson III is expected to be sidelined until mid-December, per a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Robinson III suffered a high ankle sprain during a September 28 scrimmage and was expected to miss two months. The surgery extends that timetable another 2-4 weeks.

The 2017 NBA Slam Dunk champion last season, Robinson III averaged career-highs in minutes, points, rebounds, shooting percentage and steals per contest in his second season with the Pacers.

With Paul George gone via trade to Oklahoma City, Robinson figured to play a more prominent role alongside fellow youngsters Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

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