Oladipo (knee) has progressed to walking without the assistance of a brace or crutches, per his Instagram page.
This is significant progress eight weeks out from Oladipo's surgery. His next step will be jogging and eventually running. More information should continue to emerge when he reaches certain milestones in his recovery.
Oladipo (knee), wearing a heavy knee brace, has taken his first steps since undergoing surgery in late January, Yahoo Sports reports.
A video has surfaced of Oladipo walking around the three-point line in a gym, taking set shots. He's still a long way away from a full recovery, but this is an encouraging and tangible start to his rehab process. The Pacers were 25-11 in games Oladipo played in this season, and the 2017-18 Most Improved Player will look to come back strong next season.
Oladipo (knee) underwent successful surgery Monday to repair the ruptured quad tendon in his right knee.
The Pacers kept things brief in their official release, stating only that Oladipo is "expected to make a full recovery" and adding that "no timetable has been established." Given the severity of the injury, that's not overly surprising, but the prevailing belief is that Oladipo will face a lengthy recovery process that could carry into the start of the 2019-20 campaign. For the rest of this season, expect the combination of Tyreke Evans, Cory Joseph and Aaron Holiday to pick up minutes in Oladipo's place.
Oladipo, who was diagnosed Thursday with a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee, will undergo surgery at yet-to-be-determined date and could require 6-to-9 months of recovery time, Jim Ayello of The Indianapolis Star reports.
The Pacers haven't officially provide a timeline for Oladipo's recovery and likely won't until he has the procedure, but Dr. Rodney Benner, a knee specialist and orthopedic surgeon in Indianapolis, relayed to Ayello that the length of recovery from ruptured quad tendons is comparable to that of ACL tear. As such, the injury isn't considered a career-threatening one, though Oladipo may struggle initially to regain the form that made him an All-Star in 2017-18, even if he meets the low end of his projected timetable. In their first game Saturday since Oladipo suffered the season-ending injury, the Pacers moved Tyreke Evans in the starting five in a 106-103 loss to the Grizzlies. Evans, Darren Collison, Cory Joseph and Aaron Holiday should all see slightly enhanced roles as the Pacers look to fill the void in the backcourt created by Oladipo's absence.
Unfortunately, given the initial reports after Oladipo sustained the injury Wednesday night against Toronto, this latest update doesn't come as much of a surprise. The Pacers did not provide specifics in terms of when Oladipo will undergo surgery or how long he's expected to remain out, but he'll miss the final three months of this season, and it's fair to assume his recovery will extend into the summer -- perhaps putting his status for the start of the 2019-20 campaign in jeopardy. Coming off of a breakout 2017-18 season in which he earned his first All-Star bid, Oladipo took a slight step back through 36 games, but he was still averaging 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game and was likely on track to return to the All-Star Game. With the 26-year-old sidelined, the Pacers will turn to Cory Joseph and Tyreke Evans for increased minutes, while rookie Aaron Holiday will likely return to the regular rotation, as he did when Oladipo missed a stretch of games in November and December.
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