Appearing on JJ Redick’s "Old Man and the Three" podcast, Pacers point guard Tyrese Haliburton provided an update on his recovery from the elbow and knee injuries he sustained earlier this month. The team announced on Jan. 12 that Haliburton would be re-evaluated in two weeks, and he’s hoping that he won’t be out much longer than that.
“Starting to get stronger every day, feeling better every day,” he said (hat tip to Tony East of SI.com). “Got my second opinion, so things are going well. Hopefully in the next 11, 12 days, I feel better and can get back to start February. That’s the goal.”
A strong candidate to earn his first All-Star nod, Haliburton is averaging 20.2 points and 10.2 assists per game for the surprisingly competitive Pacers, with shooting averages of 48.0% from the floor and 39.9% on threes.
Indiana had a 23-18 record entering the game in which Haliburton got injured but lost that night and has dropped four more contests since then to fall to .500 (23-23). While they won’t rush back their star player, the slumping Pacers would certainly be happy if he’s able to make it back sooner rather than later.
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