Tyrese Haliburton in these first 36 games of the season is playing MVP: the point guard of the Indiana Pacers, fourth in the East tied-merit with Orlando and Miami, is maintaining 23.6 points and 12.5 assists average, best assistman of the season. Last night, however, in a hard-fought victory over Boston (with much controversy), Haliburton suffered what looked like a bad injury. The player fell to the ground during a penetration and was carried by arms by teammates off the field.
Tyrese Haliburton had to be carried to the locker room after doing the splits on a fall 😳
Hope he’s okay 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Z2REIkW6eh
– Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 9, 2024
The initial suspicion was that he had injured some ligament, a circumstance that would force him into a long layoff just shortly after the NBA had already lost Ja Morant for the rest of the season. Instead, fortunately, Haliburton suffered “only” a muscle injury and will be reevaluated in 2 weeks.. In short, the Pacers will lose him for a while, but surely they can get him back, probably in late January.
Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton has a Grade 1 left hamstring strain, an MRI revealed on Tuesday, sources tell ESPN. He’s expected to be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks but there’s relief that he’s avoided serious injury. pic.twitter.com/AnYt2ov7pV
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 9, 2024