In the middle of one of the best seasons in his NBA career, Indiana guard Jamaal Tinsley will miss at least a week of action due to a left hamstring injury, according to a published report.
"Unfortunately, I have allowed him to play at less than his best over the last five games," Pacers coach Jim O'Brien told the Indianapolis Star. "To his credit, he wants to play, will play injured, but it's really hampering his ability to play at his best. ... If it takes seven-to-10 days to get that right, that's what we'll do."
Tinsley initially suffered the injury against the Miami Heat on Dec. 15. He missed a Dec. 19 game against Philadelphia but has played the last four contests.
Earlier this season Tinsley was involved in an early-morning shooting at a hotel in downtown Indianapolis that left Pacers equipment manager Joey Qatato with gunshot wounds to both elbows.
For the season, Tinsley is averaging 13.8 points and 8.7 assists, a career high.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
This is what makes me so mad about ESPN and most other crappy reporting of Pacer info. There was absolutely no reason to mention the shooting in an article about JT's injury.
I am surprised the did not mention the brawl and the other night club incidents. Am I the only one that gets upset over this s--t or do the rest of you feel the same?
What is the purpose?