Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E Sports) – The Indiana Pacers announced Monday that forward Danny Granger will miss the first three weeks of regular season as he rehabilitates a strained left calf injury sustained in the preseason.
The team said the length of time is a precautionary measure as the team wants to ensure Granger is physically ready to play.
The Pacers clarified that the rehabilitation time is strictly related to the calf injury and not to other previous injuries.
The 6-9 Granger played just five games last season due to a left knee injury. However, he clarified that there’s nothing to worry about regarding this latest setback.
Granger was the Pacers’ leading scorer for five straight seasons. During the 2011-12 season, he averaged 18.7 points in 62 games. Last season, his scoring dipped to 5.4 points per game as he worked his way back from injury.
With Granger out, coach Frank Vogel said he will start shooting guard Lance Stephenson until the former All-Star forward returns.