Bad news for Indiana Pacers fans – Danny Granger will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the season. The news was announced in a statement released on the Pacers’ official blog:
The Indiana Pacers were hopeful that Danny Granger would return to the court during the four-game road trip they’re currently on. His left knee, which has given him problems dating back to the 2012 Playoffs, is not cooperating.
After consulting with the team’s medical staff and Dr. James Andrews, and conservative treatment options couldn’t alleviate the soreness, surgery on his left knee has been determined to be the next step.
The situation doesn’t change that much for the Pacers — Granger has only appeared in five games this season and the team has fared well in his absence.
Even if his role wasn’t really defined with the new Paul George-led Indiana team, his scoring and active body on defense would still have been welcomed in the playoffs.