Tyrese Haliburton is on his way to his first All-Star appearance — the coaches will have to vote him in as a reserve, but that’s unquestionably going to happen — in the wake of him taking another step forward leading the surprising Pacers toward the postseason.
Now Indiana will have to get by without him for a few weeks.
Tyrese Haliburton suffered a left elbow sprain and a mild left knee bone contusion last night. He underwent an MRI this afternoon and is awaiting additional opinion on the results of those scans.
He will be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks.https://t.co/YbNSaIZwKt
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 12, 2023
The injury happened in the third quarter of the Pacers’ loss to the Knicks on Wednesday, when Haliburton used a hesitation move to drive to the rim, then an up-and-under move to get the shot off, only to land awkwardly. He stayed on the ground, left the game not to return, and left the arena on crutches.
— Tony East (@TEastNBA) January 12, 2023
Haliburton averages 20.2 points a game shooting 39.9% from 4, a league-leading 10.2 assists plus four rebounds a night as well. With him out, expect to see more Andrew Nembhard and T.J. McConnell minutes, but it won’t be the same.