Pacers’ Myles Turner out indefinitely with toe injury

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FILE PHOTO: Apr 18, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela (15) and Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) battle for the opening tip off during the first quarter at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

April 20, 2021

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner is out indefinitely with a toe injury, the team announced Monday.

The Pacers said an MRI exam performed Monday revealed that Turner has a partial tear of the plantar plate in the big toe of his right foot.

Turner missed six games with an ankle injury before returning in Sunday’s 129-117 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. He had nine points and 11 rebounds but was just 2-of-9 shooting in 34 minutes of action.

The 25-year-old is averaging 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and an NBA-leading 3.4 blocked shots in 47 games this season. He is considered a leading candidate for Defensive Player of the Year honors.

The sixth-year pro has career averages of 12.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots in 389 games (356 starts).

(Field Level Media)