Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner sustained a chip fracture in his left thumb during the first half of Wednesday night’s game at Boston.
He is consulting with the Pacers’ medical staff regarding the next steps in repair and recovery. He is expected to miss at least four weeks.
The rookie has looked good so far this season, scoring six points on 55% shooting in 16 minutes per game. One of his best attributes is decisiveness. When Turner gets the ball, he makes a move.
Hopefully, this absence doesn’t sap any of that aggressiveness.
Indiana will have to rely a little more on Ian Mahinmi, Jordan Hill and Lavoy Allen without Turner. The Pacers might play a little smaller a little more often, too, but they had been trending the other direction.