Danny Granger got the start on Friday night against the Chicago Bulls. It was supposed to be a good sign and was supposed to be a good opportunity for the Indiana Pacers forward, who is coming off season where he played in five games due to injury, to show that he was really back.
Turns out, the only thing he, or the Pacers for that matter, got out of Friday’s preseason game was another injury — Granger strained his left calf. Again.
According to reports, this is the second time that Granger has had problems with his left calf during this preseason. Apart from the whole injury thing, he was playing quite well. He tallied 11 points in the 16 minutes he played before exiting the game.
The good thing is that the injury doesn’t appear to be major. After the game, Pacers coach Frank Vogel was characterizing the injury as a “tweak”.
Also Danny Granger update: Vogel said it was another tweak, "not major, same as he did the other night."
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) October 19, 2013
Eventually if you keep tweaking something, doesn’t that turn into a real injury? Like down the line? It has to, right?
Maybe the Pacers should think about shutting Granger down for a few days and just let him rest that calf. The last thing you want to see is him miss another significant stretch this season.
At this point, you have to feel for him.