A week after the Indiana Pacers shut down Danny Granger for a week, the Pacers have announced that their new sixth man will miss “approximately three weeks” as he continues to battle a strained left calf.
The length of time is a precautionary measure as the team wants to ensure Granger is physically ready to play in light of missing all but five games last season due to his knee injury. The rehabilitation time is strictly related to the calf injury.
Granger said the other day that he can't even run in a straight line. And when he feels the strain doing anything, the #Pacers shut it down
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) October 28, 2013
This is nothing short of a disappointment for the Pacers. The last thing they needed was an injury to Granger, especially after missing all but five games last season.
Originally, Pacers coach Frank Vogel mentioned how Granger’s strain was a tweak and “not major”. I wonder what happened between that tweak of his calf to now, that he’s expected to miss three weeks.
Granger averaged 18.7 points and five rebounds during his last full season (2011-12) as a starter for the Pacers. This season he’s projected to start out as a sixth man for Indiana whenever he is healthy enough to play.