Pacers center Myles Turner out vs. L.A. Clippers with foot injury, will get second opinion

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The Pacers' injury woes continue with league-leading shot blocker Myles Turner. Indiana coach Rick Carlisle announced Sunday that the 6'11 center has a sore left foot and will not play Monday against the Clippers in Los Angeles. Turner will still travel with the team as it begins a five-game Western Conference road trip.

"He's gonna get another opinion on it, but he did not practice (Sunday)," Carlisle said. " ... We'll have updates on a timetable sometime in the near future."

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Carlisle said Turner has "felt something" in his left foot over the last few games. The 25-year-old is expected to be a major trade target ahead of the Feb. 10 deadline, and any long-term injury could hamper the Pacers’ plans to revamp their struggling roster

Turner is averaging 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 block per game. He's shooting 33.3% from behind the arc but has shot 0-for-13 on 3-pointers over the past four games.

Malcolm Brogdon practiced Sunday, but Carlisle said he can't "definitively" say he will play Monday. Indiana's starting point guard has been sidelined for about a month due to a sore right Achilles. Brodgon sought out Nets superstar Kevin Durant when Indiana hosted Brooklyn on Jan. 5. Durant tore his right Achilles in 2019 and has since returned to an All-NBA form.

"Just asking him questions, man," Brogdon said of his conversation with Durant. "He was honest. He was really good about it. He gave me some good pointers and good advice."

Brogdon said he is "feeling better and better every day," but he's being cautious as he tries to strengthen his right Achilles. The former Virginia standout is averaging 18.5 points and a team-high 5.9 assists per game.

"Almost any other tendon or muscle on your body, sometimes you can push through it, but an Achilles is one of those ones (that's more serious)," Brogdon said. "An Achilles ruptures, to be honest with you, and is one of the worst injuries you can have in this game. That's what we're trying to avoid here."

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Indiana Pacers news: Myles Turner foot injury will keep him out vs. Clippers

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