Report: Pacers’ Myles Turner likely out past NBA trade deadline with foot injury

Indiana Pacers centre Myles Turner (33) puts up a shot over Boston Celtics guard Dennis Schroder (71) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP)

The Indiana Pacers announced Tuesday that centre Myles Turner has sustained a stress reaction in his right foot.

Although Turner will be re-examined in two weeks, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the injury is expected to keep Turner out of action past the NBA’s trade deadline on Feb. 10.

Turner was a surprise scratch from the lineup prior to Monday’s 139-133 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers for what was believed to be a sore left ankle/foot.

The 25-year-old Turner, who is in the final season of a four-year contract, is averaging 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and a team-leading 2.8 blocks per game. He led the league in blocks during the 2018-19 and 2020-21 campaigns.

Indiana, which has lost four straight, is likely to be a seller at the trade deadline sitting 13th in the Eastern Conference with a 15-29 record.

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