Pacers guard Edmond Sumner undergoes successful surgery on torn Achilles
The fourth-year guard suffered a torn left Achilles tendon during an offseason workout last Thursday and will be out indefinitely.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have lost backup point guard Edmond Sumner indefinitely with a torn left Achilles tendon.
Team officials announced the injury Tuesday by acknowledging Sumner was injured during an offseason workout. Sumner underwent successful surgery Monday in New York.
The 6-foot-4, 196-pound Detroit native was Indiana’s second-round pick in 2017 but his career has been slowed by a series of injuries including a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during his final season at Xavier.
Can’t truly express how grateful I am for the love I’ve received these past days. I needed more than you can imagine. All those encouraging words helped me get back to a space where I needed to be. Thank God for a successful surgery. Tough road ahead, but nothing is stopping me. pic.twitter.com/iR7UuMuK3s
— Edmond Sumner (@EdmondSumner) September 14, 2021
Sumner slowly played his way into the Pacers regular rotation and appeared poised for a more significant role this season after guard Aaron Holiday was traded to the Washington Wizards this summer.
In 53 games last season, Sumner averaged 7.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.6 steals — all career highs — and 0.9 assists.