Report: Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III out until December after ankle surgery

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The Pacers, who were already going to struggle to score this season in a post-Paul George world, have another hurdle to overcome the first months of the season.

Glenn Robinson III — who developed into a solid 3&D player and a quality part of Indiana’s rotation (plus won the dunk contest) — will need surgery on the ankle he injured just as training camp opened. He will be out until close to Christmas, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III will undergo surgery on his injured left ankle and is expected to be out of the lineup until mid-December, league sources told ESPN.

Robinson III had missed most of training camp and the preseason with a high ankle sprain, and the necessity now for a surgical procedure will extend his original two-month timetable on a return for an additional two to four weeks, league sources said.

This is something he can certainly recover from, but it’s a setback for the Pacers and Robinson. Indiana doesn’t have great replacement options, expect to see more Bojan Bogdanovic and Lance Stephenson on the court to start the season.

Robinson is in a contract season, and while he will bounce back, this doesn’t help his cause.