Indiana Pacers Star Back to Walking Without Brace
After suffering an ugly and heartbreaking ruptured quad tendon injury, it was back to square one for Victor Oladipo.
The Indiana Pacers star was ready for the road to recovery as his team maintained their focus on the playoffs.
And only around eight weeks post surgery, it seems like the hard work is paying off as Oladipo is already walking without a brace nor crutches. Although still undergoing rehab, Oladipo shared a video on his Instagram that shows that the All-Star forward is far ahead of schedule.
“As soon as you feel comfortable without the brace, you can stop wearing the brace. I’d like you to wear it, at least publicly, for the next few weeks. But, in therapy and around the house, I actually don’t want you in the brace … just to get used to it.”
Oladipo initially suffered the injury on January 23rd in a game against the Toronto Raptors. He hopes to be ready to go by the start of next season.
On the season, Oladipo was averaging 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game en route to another All-Star nod. Due to the injury, he was replaced on the roster by D’Angelo Russell of the Brooklyn Nets.
The Pacers currently sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.