Danny Granger out indefinitely for Pacers, will seek second opinion on knee

Tuesday October 30th, 2012

Danny Granger is out indefinitely for the Pacers with knee soreness. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger is out indefinitely with continued soreness in his left knee, according to the Pacers' Twitter account.

The news comes a day before the team tips off its season in Toronto against the Raptors. Granger did not participate on Monday in one of the last preseason practices. When he did play, head coach Frank Vogel reported that he looked "limited but fairly effective."

Granger had missed the first five preseason games for the Pacers but made his debut against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 23, going 4-7 in 13 minutes of action.  He returned for one more preseason game, playing 22 minutes against the Chicago Bulls three days later. The Pacers aren't likely to announce a timetable for his return until the results come back from the second opinion that he will be seeking.

In his absence, Paul George will slide to the small forward spot and Gerald Green should see increased minutes at shooting guard. Granger averaged 18.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 62 games last season.

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