Pacers’ Myles Turner staying after it despite hand fracture

Pacers center Myles Turner looks to make a move vs. the Wizards.

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner isn’t going to let a slight fracture in his hand slow him down, at least not too much.

“He was out there practicing today,” coach Nate Bjorkgren told the media Tuesday. “There’s nothing that’s going to stop him. … He didn’t sit out one part in practice.”

Turner missed Sunday’s game vs. the Los Angeles Clippers, but according to the team, the injury is stable. It will not require surgery.

In fact, Turner is listed as day-to-day. And to offer some context, Charlotte Hornets small forward Gordon Hayward suffered the same injury earlier this season and missed just one game.

So Turner very well could be back soon. But, of course, injuries like this and recovery time can vary.

The Pacers will be happy to have him once he does return — as Turner leads the NBA in blocked shots at a whopping 4.2 per game. He is also averaging 12.4 points and 6.8 rebounds.

The Pacers (8-5) host the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. Turner is listed as out.

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Sam Amico
Sam Amico is the founder and senior writer of FortyEight Minutes. He has covered the NBA on a full-time basis for OutKick, Sports Illustrated and FOX Sports, and has been a regular contributor to CBS Sports, the Boston Herald and NBA.com.

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