Pacers' Victor Oladipo sits vs. Spurs with right knee swelling
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Indiana guard Victor Oladipo missed Monday night’s game against San Antonio after experiencing swelling in his right knee following the Pacers’ morning shootaround.
Oladipo returned to action Jan. 20 from a ruptured quad tendon that forced him to miss more than a full calendar year.
Pacers coach Nate McMillan said it’s too early to know how long Oladipo will be out.
“He has swelling, so we decided to not play him tonight,” McMillan said.
Oladipo is averaging 12.0 points in 10 games this season for Indiana, which is a half-game behind Philadelphia for fifth in the Eastern Conference.
The Spurs were without big men Jakob Poeltl and LaMarcus Aldridge, who is missing his third straight game with a sore right shoulder. Poeltl sprained his right MCL during the first quarter of San Antonio’s 114-113 victory over Orlando on Saturday