Pacers still uncertain about Victor Oladipo’s expected return
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard says Victor Oladipo continues progressing from a right knee injury but remains uncertain when the All-Star guard will return to the team.
Oladipo suffered a season-ending ruptured quad tendon Jan. 23. He was not in Indiana or with the team until the Pacers’ season-ending playoff loss to Boston on April 21.
Pritchard told reporters at Wednesday’s season-ending news conference that following surgery, Oladipo needed about 12 to 13 weeks before he could start physical therapy and that Oladipo is only beginning that second phase now.
Pritchard had dinner with Oladipo while he was in town. Focus right now is on his physical therapy.— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) May 1, 2019
"It’s coming along nicely and he feels really good about it. In Victor style, he has promised to come back 200 to 300 percent of what he was.”
Still, no timeline to return.
But after again declining to set a timetable for Oladipo’s return to the court, Pritchard says he hopes to have more answers before free agency begins and that Oladipo promised to return as a better player.