Indiana Pacers point guard Jamaal Tinsley said his sore left knee will cause him to be out until at least after the All-Star break.
"They saw some inflammation in (the knee)," Tinsley said about the MRI performed Friday. "It's something they say will have me out a couple of more games, hopefully until right after the All-Star break, but I really don't know right now."
The Pacers have two more games -- Tuesday against Boston and Wednesday at Detroit -- before having a week between games because of the break.
Tinsley, who started the season thriving under coach Jim O'Brien, has missed five of the past eight games and 11 of the past 21 games.
"It's something I can't control," Tinsley said. "I was playing really good then (the injury) happened.
"Maybe I should have sat down instead of trying to play through it."
Tinsley, who is averaging 11.9 points and a team-high 8.4 assists, will join Jermaine O'Neal as the second Pacers' starter on the sidelines with an injury. O'Neal is out indefinitely with a left knee problem.
When asked why he didn't sit out earlier, Tinsley said: "Because I consider myself a tough player that tries to fight through things. It set me back a little bit. It's all for the team.
"But it's something you can't control. Me getting hurt, a little nagging injury, playing on it instead of sitting out. It set me back."