This is a tough one to watch, not only because of the actual injury, but because of who it is. Tonight against the Toronto Raptors, Victor Oladipo suffered a gruesome leg injury chasing Pascal Siakam in transition.
The injury happened with four minutes left in the second quarter and you knew as soon as he went down it was something very serious.
As seen on the replay, Oladipo landed on that right knee wrong and tried to protect himself as Siakam almost landed on him, and he immediately went to grab his knee as he was on the floor. You could hear him screaming before the medical staff even went to attend to him. Right away they called for the doctors and he was placed on a stretcher.
Before he left for the locker room, Vic waved the crowd as the quiet building stood up and cheered for their All-Star on his way out.
There are no details of his injury as of yet, but we’ll keep you updated.
Prayers for Vic, man.
Preliminary exam has left Pacers with fear that Victor Oladipo has suffered a season-ending knee injury that will require surgery, league sources tell ESPN. He will undergo an MRI on Thursday.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 24, 2019
Injury update: After suffering a serious injury to his right knee, Victor Oladipo will have an MRI tomorrow and an update will be provided then.
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 24, 2019
Prayers up VO 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) January 24, 2019
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 24, 2019
Prayers up for my homie @VicOladipo 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) January 24, 2019
UPDATE: According to ESPN, after an MRI, Oladipo suffered a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee and he will be out for the rest of the season for the Pacers. This is a huge blow to their playoff chances, considering they were contending in the Eastern Conference and will now have to do it without Vic.
At best, they can make some moves to improve the team in the short term before the trade deadline, but without their best player, it’ll be tough either way.
Indiana is currently third in the conference behind the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks.