Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle downplayed the possibility of Warren (foot) being ready to make his season debut in late December when asked about the forward's recovery timeline Tuesday, James Boyd of The Indianapolis Star reports. "I know that there's some stuff out there that's talking about a timeline for him to return possibly late December or January," Carlisle said. "I haven't been told that that's an impossibility, but I would caution everybody, and I just don't like there being an undue pressure, you know, of a timeline on this. This has turned into more of a long-term thing. He's doing phenomenally well compared to where he was nine or 10 weeks ago." Carlisle's comments were a direct response to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic a day prior, which suggested that Warren could make his debut in late December of early January. However, unless Warren makes dramatic progress in the next few weeks in his recovery from the left foot surgery he underwent Jan. 5, 2021, he looks like he won't return to the court until more than a year after undergoing the procedure. Given the long layoff from game action as well as Warren's poor track record on the health front, he'll likely be on a minutes limit for several contests upon returning, if not for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.
The Pacers are optimistic that Warren (foot) could make his season debut sometime in late December or January, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The Pacers haven't said much about Warren's recovery since the season began, but Charania notes that he recently shed his walking boot and is progressing in his recovery from surgery on his left foot. Warren has appeared in only four games since the start of last season, and even in a best-case scenario, he'll miss seven or eight more weeks. For now, Warren is worth stashing in an IR spot if you have room, but he likely won't be back up to full speed until sometime in late January or February.
Warren (foot) remains in a walking boot and is weeks away from a return despite recent scans suggesting he's recovering well, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports. Fantasy managers who are stashing Warren in an IR spot shouldn't be too bothered by this news, but it may be tough to hang onto him with a standard bench spot if his absence extends to mid-November. Plus, the ramp-up period will likely take a while, and the possibility always remains of him sitting out back-to-backs.
Coach Rick Carlisle said Friday that Warren (foot) still doesn't have a timetable to return, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports. Warren underwent a scan Tuesday and received encouraging news, but the Pacers won't rush him back into action. The 28-year-old will undergo another scan in approximately three weeks and is still considered week-to-week.
Warren (foot) is expected to be re-evaluated in three weeks, Akeem Glaspie of the Indianapolis Star reports. Warren is still being considered out indefinitely by the team, but the Pacers are optimistic a return could happen shortly after the regular season begins. "Hopefully it'll be weeks and not months, that's the hope," said head coach Rick Carlisle. "It's important for him to keep a very upbeat view of things. The healing process with people is always better and more aggressive when you have a great attitude about it and he has." Glaspie notes that Warren's injury is in a difficult spot, which is the cause for the slow recovery process. The team will send him for additional imaging in three weeks to take a look at how his foot is progressing.
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