Indianapolis, Ind. – The long-awaited return of Indiana Pacers star, Victor Oladipo, happens tonight when the Indiana Pacers (30-17) take the floor against the visiting Chicago Bulls (19-30).
Former Indiana Hoosier star, Victor Oladipo has spent the last 53 weeks rehabbing his right quad tendon that ruptured. At the time of suffering the injury, Oladipo was averaging 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. Similarly, he was only a few months removed from his stellar 2017-2018 campaign that made him a true NBA star.
The Pacers have played surprisingly well in Oladipo’s absence, currently sitting at 2nd in the central division and 6th in the Eastern Conference at 30-17. Nonetheless, his return will certainly boost Indiana to one of the more formidable teams in the East.
Pacers coach Nate McMillan stated that Oladipo will be on a minutes restriction through the All-Star break. No word has been given on how many minutes Oladipo is expected to have during his debut.
During his recovery, Oladipo documented his journey to recovery in a series on YouTube. To return to fitness, he has been practicing with Indiana’s G-League affiliate the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Indiana has won seven straight games against the Chicago Bulls including two games this season. The Bulls have last won in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 29, 2016.
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