Pacers head coach Nate McMillan said Monday that Brogdon has yet to participate in practice since the team arrived at the Walt Disney World complex in Orlando last week for the resumption of the NBA season, Scott Agness of The Athletic reports. Brogdon's arrival in the Orlando bubble was slightly delayed while he awaited full clearance from COVID-19 after testing positive for the illness in late June, but the point guard confirmed Wednesday that he was ready to rejoin the Pacers. At this point, the 27-year-old may just be waiting to clear certain COVID-19-related protocols before being allowed to practice, but assuming he's able to get in some on-court work this week, he should be available for the Pacers' first game in Orlando on Aug. 1 versus the 76ers. Because of his delayed integration into practice along with the fact that he missed 17 of the Pacers' 65 games prior to the NBA's hiatus due to a variety of injuries, Brogdon may face some sort of minutes restriction when the season resumes.
Brogdon (illness) posted on Twitter that he's "feeling well" and "ready for Orlando." Brogdon tested positive for COVID-19 in late June. He's expected to be ready for the Pacers' first game in the bubble, which is Aug. 1 against the 76ers. From February until the league went on pause, Brogdon averaged 14.7 points on 13.4 shots, 6.6 assists and 5.4 rebounds in 31.6 minutes. His presence will be even more important for the Pacers with Victor Oladipo opting out of the restart.
Brogdon tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, J. Michael of the Indy Star reports. This isn't a major cause for concern, as the NBA has openly stated that it's expecting several players to test positive, but Brogdon will now likely have to quarantine and recover before rejoining the team in the leadup to Orlando. "I'm doing well, feeling well and progressing well, Brogdon said. "I plan to join my teammates in Orlando for the resumption of the NBA season and playoffs."
Brogdon (quadriceps) revealed in a video Saturday that he's "100 percent" healthy. In early March, Brogdon was deemed week-to-week with a torn quad, so this timeline matches up. He notes that he's been doing rehab, riding his exercise bike and running hills in his backyard. If the season starts back up, he'll be able to take the court.
Brogdon was diagnosed with a torn left quadriceps Saturday and is listed as week-to-week. Brogdon missed Friday's game against the Bulls with what was originally called a sore left hip. An MRI later revealed a tear in his left rectus femoris, a thigh muscle, so he's now set to miss several more games. Aaron Holiday started in the backcourt next to Victor Oladipo in his absence Friday and will presumably see an increased role until he returns.
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