HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Whatever plans Danny Granger had for the 2012-13 season will have to wait until the 2013 portion of the schedule.
The Indiana Pacers’ star forward will be out for three months recovering from a procedure on his left knee, the Pacers announced this morning. A Tuesday injection to treat left patellar tendinosis, a procedure performed by Dr. James Andrews, leave Granger with a recovery time estimated at approximately three months.
That means the Pacers, who play the Hawks tonight in Atlanta at Philips Arena, will be without their scoring (18.3 points) and steals (1.6) leader from last season’s team that pushed the eventual champion Miami Heat to the brink in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Pacers have started Gerald Green (three games) and Sam Young (one game) at small forward in Granger’s absence and will have to continue to do so for at least the next three months or so, depending on how quickly he returns from the procedure.