Pacers’ Myles Turner Suffers Hand Fracture, Will Miss “Next Few Games”

Myles Turner during the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photo by Shutterstock (10414067e)

Indiana Pacers will be without center Myles Turner in the next few games. According to multiple reports, Turner is dealing with a small fracture in his hand and will need to take some time off to recover.

Pacers are expected to re-evaluate Turner in the coming days and should know more details about his return then. The 24-year-old player is expected to be out for at least the next two games in which Indiana faces Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic.

Turner has been enjoying a fine form so far in 2020/21, averaging 12.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game. He has been particularly an important presence for Pacers on the defensive end, averaging 1.5 steals and NBA-leading 4.2 blocks per game. The 2015’s first-round pick also led the league in blocks last season.

With Turner out, the Pacers are expected to turn to All-Star Domantas Sabonis as their first top choice on the center position. Second-year player Goga Bitadze should be the backup while Doug McDermott will slide instead of Sabonis at power forward.

Indiana are currently sitting on No.4 in Eastern Conference with an 8-5 record. They are just 0.5 games behind Boston Celtics at the top.