The Pacers Will Be Shorthanded at Least One More Game.
I'm Conrad Brunner and this is the Pacers.com Confidential for Tuesday, January 17th. The Pacers will be without Both Jermaine O'Neal and Jamaal Tinsley when they face Charlotte at Conseco Fieldhouse Wednesday Night. O'Neal suffered an ankle sprain with a bone bruise and ligament damage in Chicago on Saturday. He sat out a 97-92 loss at New Jersey on Monday and will miss at least one more game. Tinsley has resumed working out on his own with his right arm but still needs to increase the strength to be able to play. Tinsley has missed 10 in a row with the injury to his right biceps and elbow and 16 of the last 22 overall. On the season, the Pacers are 2-2 in games O'Neal has missed, 8-9 in games Tinsley has missed.
The Pacers have yet to field their primary lineup in any game this year. That's the second year in a row that has happened. In fact, this season they've had just four of the five guys together, meaning Tinsley, Jackson, Artest and O'Neal for just three games. Jackson was excused from practice Tuesday to attend to a personal matter but he will play Wednesday night against the Bobcats.
Wednesday Night's game tips at 7:00 pm on FSN and the WIBC Pacers Radio Network. Afterwards, go to Pacers.com for complete coverage.
note: When I said in another thread "at least two more games = 1 month" I was sort of joking, but UGH! reading this makes me think "fasten your seatbelts, it's gonna be a bumpy ride"
What's the over under on that month now ?