Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III to miss months with severe ankle sprain

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This is a rough way for the Pacers to start training camp.

Glenn Robinson III — who emerged into a solid 3&D player last season in Indiana (plus won the dunk contest) — was driving the lane during the morning practice Friday when he landed awkwardly, according to multiple reports. He was taken off the court and examined by doctors, and now the reports have come in.

Ouch. That’s a tough blow to a position where the Pacers were already thin.

Robinson needed to show a little more consistency, particularly on offense, but he had developed into a regular part of the Pacers’ rotation, a guy coach Nate Robinson could lean on for 20 minutes a night. Now it could be Thanksgiving or later before he gets back on the court.

This likely means more Bojan Bogdanovic and Lance Stephenson on the court to start the season.