Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Danny Granger is expected to miss three months of the National Basketball Association season with a knee injury, the team said.
Granger hasn’t played this season won’t return to the court until February as he recovers from patellar tendonosis in his left knee, which was injured during last season’s playoffs, the team said in an e-mailed statement. He received an injection in the knee yesterday.
An All-Star selection in 2009, the 29-year-old Granger has led the Pacers in scoring each of the past five seasons. He’s averaged 18.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game over his seven-year career, spent entirely in Indianapolis.
The Pacers are 2-2 in Granger’s absence. Forward David West leads the team in scoring with 16.8 points per game.