On Wednesday night versus the Toronto Raptors, Victor Oladipo suffered a gruesome knee injury. The MRI today confirmed that Oladipo has a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee. This will require surgery and Oladipo will be out for the season.
This is devastating news not only to the Indiana Pacers, but the entire NBA as a whole. Oladipo is one of the bright young stars in the league. You can tell that his fellow NBA peers respects him just by all of the get-well tweets after the injury occurred. Oladipo was averaging 18.8 PPG and career highs in both rebounds (5.6) and assist (5.2) this season. After coming off a thrilling seven game series vs. LeBron and the Cavaliers in last year’s playoff, we were all excited to see what Oladipo was going to do in this year’s playoffs. The coaches will most likely vote Oladipo as a reserve for the upcoming NBA All Star game in Charlotte.
This is just a minor setback for a major comeback for Victor. We’ll see you back on the court dominating soon. Prayers up!