Danny Granger Injury: Updates on Pacers Star's Knee

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistOctober 30, 2012

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The Indiana Pacers will begin the 2012-13 season without star forward Danny Granger, as an injury has the eighth-year pro sidelined. 


UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 21, at 9:57 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Danny Granger (knee) reportedly will return to action tomorrow or Saturday, according to Indianapolis Star's Mike Wells.

The Pacers are going to make a move. And it’s going to be for a familiar face...

...His name is Danny Granger...

...So for those of you aching for the Pacers to make a move, relax, that player will make his season debut either Friday or Saturday against the Detroit Pistons.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10:59 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Pacers fans will have to continue waiting for the return of superstar Danny Granger because the forward has been ruled out of tonight's contest, according to Indianapolis Star's Curt Cavin.

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UPDATE: Monday, Feb. 11, at 8:20 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Great news for Pacers fans as Danny Granger (knee) could be returning to the court soon. Indianapolis Star's Mike Wells has the latest:

The Pacers may get their fifth starter from last season -- Danny Granger -- back as early as Wednesday against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Granger, out all season with a left knee injury, went through his first full-court practice Sunday.

The Pacers must decide if it's important for Granger to play before the All-Star break next weekend or wait until Feb. 20 against the New York Knicks.

Granger is staying in Indianapolis over the break to continue working out.

'I thought he looked great,' Pacers coach Frank Vogel said about Granger's first extensive practice. 'We have to see how his body responds, obviously. Have him go through another practice Tuesday and see where we're at. I think it could be helpful to get his feet wet on Wednesday, but we have to make sure he feels good.'


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UPDATE: Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11:57 a.m. ET

Encouraging news for Pacers fans as Danny Granger (knee) is progressing, though there is still no timetable for his return, according to Indy Star's Mike Wells

[Pacers head coach Frank] Vogel didn't put a timetable on Danny Granger's return, but he said he's progressing well from his left knee injury. Granger is off the crutches and is traveling with the team on the road.

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UPDATE: Monday, Nov. 26 at 1:46 p.m. ET

Encouraging news for Pacers fans as Danny Granger (knee) was spotted without crutches and is making progress, according to Pacers.com's Scott Agness.

Danny Granger was off crutches today, walked without a limp and appeared to have just worked out.

— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) November 26, 2012

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 10:14 a.m. ET

Danny Granger could be out for another three months after receiving an injection as part of treatment for his knee injury, according to the Pacers

The Indiana Pacers announced that Danny Granger received an injection Tuesday to treat left patellar tendinosis. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Team medical personnel are looking at a recovery time of approximately three months. Further updates will be provided when appropriate.

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According to the Pacers' official Twitter feed, Granger is suffering from left knee soreness and his timetable has yet to be determined. 

Forward @dgranger33 has continued soreness in his left knee and will be out indefinitely.

— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 30, 2012

Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Granger will start to seek out more opinions from doctors to determine his status and the extent of his injury.

Pacers forward Danny Granger has continued soreness in his left knee and will be out indefinitely. He will get a second opinion.   

— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) October 30, 2012

This is supposed to be a big year for the Pacers. They made a great run at the end of last season to finish 42-24, good enough for the No. 3 seed in the playoffs. They defeated Orlando in the first round before succumbing to Miami in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. 

Granger led the team in scoring with 18.7 points per game and was fourth on the team with five rebounds per game. 

The Pacers are a team that is built on defense and rebounding, so to lose their leading scorer who is a disruptive force on the defensive end is a significant blow. 

Hopefully Granger and the team are able to pinpoint exactly what the problem is and get him the rehabilitation he needs to make it back on the court sooner rather than later. 

We will have updates on Granger's status as more information becomes available. Be sure to check back to this page for all the latest news.