Pacers still uncertain about Oladipo's expected return
ABS-CBN Sports on May 02, 2019 05:55 AM
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 26: Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers dunks against the Atlanta Hawks on December 26, 2018 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard says Victor Oladipo continues progressing from a right knee injury but remains uncertain when the All-Star guard will practice.
Oladipo suffered a season-ending ruptured quad tendon Jan. 23 (Jan. 24, PHL time). He did not even return to Indiana until the Pacers’ season-ending playoff loss to Boston on April 21 (April 22, PHL time).
Pritchard told reporters at Wednesday’s (Thursday, PHL time) season-ending news conference that following surgery, Oladipo needed about 12 to 13 weeks before he could start physical therapy and that Oladipo is only beginning that second phase now.
But after again declining to set a timetable for Oladipo’s return to the court, Pritchard says he hopes to have more answers before free agency begins and that Oladipo promised to return as a better player.