Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Halliburton has been going through the problem of recovering from a hamstring damage he suffered on Jan. 8 towards the Boston Celtics. And following his preliminary return towards the Portland Path Blazers on Jan. 19 – a recreation wherein he logged 35 minutes with 21 factors and 17 assists – he apparently re-aggravated the beforehand injured hamstring.
Now, Haliburton is about on a minute restriction imposed by the crew’s medical workers of what seems to be 22 minutes. The Pacers All-Star did not mince phrases when discussing the truth that he is been pressured to overlook the fourth quarter of two video games – towards the Boston Celtics on Tuesday and New York Knicks on Thursday – and the primary quarter of 1 (towards the Kings on Friday).
“Clearly, it’s irritating. I’m a man who needs to play always,” Haliburton mentioned after Friday’s 133-122 loss to the Sacramento Kings (his former crew) per The Athletic’s James Boyd. “This [injury] simply sucks. … However I can’t return in time and alter what occurred.”
Haliburton has been stellar this season, averaging 22.8 factors, 12.0 assists and 4.1 rebounds per recreation, however even whereas posting modest stat traces in his 22 minutes the previous three video games, it is obvious that it has been powerful for him to get into rhythm. Haliburton has shot 60% from the sphere prior to now two video games, however has totaled simply 5 assists towards the Knicks and one towards the Kings. These numbers are virtually exceptional for a participant who averaged 14 assists per recreation in December.
There’s little doubt that Haliburton will return to kind as soon as he is again to full power, however hamstring accidents can linger and the Pacers have now dropped three consecutive video games. Indiana nonetheless holds the No. 6 seed within the Japanese Convention with a 27-23 report, however the Miami Warmth and Orlando Magic each sit only a half recreation again now.