Despite Opting Out of NBA Return, Oladipo May Be Fit to Play After All
A couple of weeks ago, Victor Oladipo opted out of the NBA return in the bubble, citing his desire to rest and continue rehabbing his knee.
This week, the Indiana Pacers guard has had a change of heart and has indicated that there is a “strong possibility” that he will be able to join his teammates in Orlando. Claiming his body has been responding well to treatment and he has been working out at 100%.
“My body is feeling good,” Oladipo said on Wednesday. “It was hard for me to assess where I was at…with Corona and all of that, I couldn’t really control it. There’s a possibility I could play.”
Oladipo suffered a torn quadricep back in January 2019 and was forced to miss nearly a year of action. Furthermore, the NBA and the Players’ Association are disputing whether Oladipo would be owed the remainder of his salary if he chose to remain at home for the remainder of the season.
“Be cognizant of the fact that I am human,” Oladipo said. “There are some days that I’m not, don’t get me wrong. I could be a super hero any day. As a matter of fact, I am, I’m telling you, but even super heroes have kryptonite. But in all seriousness, though, I’m coming out here and I’m trying my best to take it one day at a time. I feel like the universe will manifest itself, and whatever is supposed to happen, will happen.”
There are a lot of factors at play, but ultimately, if Oladipo feels healthy, he seems willing to try to get back onto the court.