Tyrese Haliburton, the Indiana Pacers’ standout guard, will be out for at least the next two weeks due to two separate injuries. The Pacers reported on Thursday that Haliburton has a slight bone contusion in his left knee as well as a sprained left elbow. The team said on Thursday that Haliburton will be re-evaluated in two weeks. The team is looking for additional feedback on those tests.
On Wednesday, the injuries occurred during a game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Haliburton exited the arena on crutches after the 119-113 loss, according to coach Rick Carlisle.
Haliburton drove to the basket, went up for a shot, contorted in the air, and fell awkwardly with 2:44 remaining in the third quarter in New York. As play restarted on the other end of the court, he remained on the ground. The Pacers intentionally fouled Haliburton to stop play, and he limped back to the locker room with only one shoe.
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Indiana is ranked seventh in the East with a record of 23-19. Haliburton has had a season deserving of an All-Star selection, posting career-high figures across the board. He leads the squad with 20.3 points per game and leads the league with 10.3 assists per game.
This season, Haliburton has only missed two games. In one of them, freshman Bennedict Mathurin replaced him in the starting lineup. In the other game, Mathurin remained as the sixth man, while Indiana played Jalen Smith in a larger-than-usual lineup.