Pacers’ Granger Out Three Months

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.


  1. mkh says:

    It’s time for Hibbert to show he’s earned that max contract. Also a good time for Paul George to have the breakout year that a lot of people have expected him to have.

  2. Ray says:

    If only they had a competent team PT who knew how to treat quadriceps tendon degeneration without sidelining for 12 weeks….

  3. forkeeee says:

    There goes the pacers playoff spot.

  4. kevin nicholls INDIANAPOLIS says:

    Time for Roy Hibbert to step up.

  5. Doremon says:

    another subtraction for the already weak east

  6. Fantasy Owner says:

    Wow, what a wasted pick.. Thanks for nothing, Granger.

  7. Adrian says:

    Not in anyway questioning Danny’s dedication, been the core of Indiana’s success, but just wondering– could this type of thing have been treated over the summer, or does it just not show up until Fall practices?

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  9. LowLow says:

    What a bummer. I really like him. I hope the Pacers will do fine without him because normally you´ll see some fun pact action, in whatever playoff series the Pacers play in. Good Luck

  10. ahmed says:

    but paul george will play better

  11. Mohcel says:

    Clearly pacers gone man. Darren collison and Danny granger where a integral part of that pushed.