(SportsData) – The Indiana Pacers will be without Danny Granger for the next three months after the forward received an injection in his left knee to treat patellar tendinitis. Granger was the team’s leading scorer last season, but never fully recovered after hurting his knee in the playoffs last May.
“We still have a heck of a team,” Pacers head coach Frank Vogel told reporters on Saturday. “We’ve still got a great deal of talent, a great deal of depth. So my hopes are very high that we’ll excel without Danny.”
Granger did not compete in any of Indiana’s first four regular-season games after appearing in one preseason contest – playing 13 minutes at Cleveland on Oct. 23. The pain in his knee subsided during the offseason, but quickly returned as workouts for the 2012-13 campaign ratcheted up. The seventh-year pro received blood-platelet treatment on the knee in September.
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