UPDATE: Pacers Guard Victor Oladipo Out For Season With Knee Injury



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UPDATE: Pacers Guard Victor Oladipo Out For Season With Knee Injury

Pacers shooting guard Victor Oladipo went down with a serious knee injury Wednesday night. He'll have an MRI Thursday.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers have confirmed that All-Star Victor Oladipo is out for the rest of the season. 

Oladipo went down with the apparent knee injury in the second quarter of last night's game against the Toronto Raptors. The Pacers say an MRI revealed today that Oladipo has a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his knee and he will have to have surgery to repair it. 

"The quadriceps muscles are the big muscles on the front of the thigh," said Dr. Rodney Benner, a knee specialist at the Shelbourne Knee Center in Indianapolis. "They carry down and attach to the top of the knee cap and the attachment of those muscles to the top of the knee cap is the quadriceps tendon itself."

Dr. Benner told the Dan Dakich Show on 107.5 and 1070 The Fan that it was this tendon that was injured in Oladipo's fall in last night's game.

"With a quadriceps tendon rupture, that means the quadriceps muscle and tendon tore off the top of the knee cap," Benner said. "So there is no longer a connecting between the muscle and where it attaches to the bone."

Benner said fixing it requires surgery, which will put Oladipo on the sidelines for the remainder of the Pacers' season. 

Oladipo had been one of the Pacers' leading scorers so far this year averaging just shy of 19 points a game. The Pacers sit in third place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 32-15.



INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers won their game Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors, but the lost someone important. 

Their leading scorer, shooting guard Victor Oladipo, suffered a serious injury to his right knee when he fell down chasing a loose ball in the second quarter. 

After he fell down, Oladipo tried to stand up, but could not. The Pacers training staff called for a stretcher. He was taken off the floor on that stretcher. 

As he did, he gave a slight smile and then waved to the crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Before he was taken off the floor, the crowd chanted "Oladipo!" 

Oladipo is scheduled to have an MRI Thursday. 

Oladipo's twin sister said she spoke to him. 

Despite the loss of Oladipo, the Pacers held off the Toronto Raptors 110-106. The win puts their record at 32-15. They're still third in the NBA's Eastern Conference standings. 

This win was also the 600th career win for Pacers Head Coach Nate McMillan. 

The Pacers next game is at Memphis Saturday night. Tipoff is at 8. 

Many NBA players offered sympathy and prayers to Oladipo on Twitter after the injury happened like former Pacer Paul George and Hall of Famer Reggie Miller.

 (PHOTO: Andy Lyons/Getty Images) 

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