2020 Playoffs
2020 Playoffs

Pacers' Oladipo day-to-day after being poked in eye in Game 1

From NBA media reports

Aug 18, 2020 8:56 PM ET

Victor Oladipo was limited to 8 minutes before he was scratched in the left eye with 3:26 remaining in the first quarter.

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, who left in the first quarter of Tuesday's 113-101 Game 1 loss to the Heat with an eye injury, was being evaluated at an Orlando-area hospital, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.

The team later provided an update, saying initial evaluation showed no immediate concerns and Oladipo will be monitored over the next few days. His status is day to day.

Oladipo was limited to eight minutes before he was scratched in the left eye with 3:26 remaining in the first quarter, appearing to be hit first by Miami’s Jae Crowder.

 
Victor Oladipo exits Game 1 after being poked in the eye.

Pacers coach Nate McMillan said Oladipo's eye started to swell after it was poked and that he never considered putting him back into the game.

"It wasn't an option," McMillan said. "His vision was really blurry, really couldn't see out of his eye when we spoke to him at halftime, and he was going to get that checked out."


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