Indiana Pacers rookie forward Tyler Hansbrough has gone from doing some on-court work to not being able to do anything at all.
Pacers coach Jim O'Brien said he's not sure if the first-round pick will be ready to return to the lineup from his inner ear infection by the time they return from the All-Star break.
"I do not know if we will have Tyler," O'Brien said. "He's not working out at all. If he's able to come back and start working out, that's going to be important, because the fact that he's been told that he is not really allowed to move around, even one on none, is a real setback from the conditioning standpoint."
Hansbrough's rookie season has been a disappointment so far.
He missed training camp and the first four games with a shin problem. His ear infection has caused him to miss 17 of the past 21 games.
Hansbrough went to New York earlier this week to see a specialist about his infection. He can't wait to get back to playing.
"Yeah, I'm confident (I'll get back this season),'' Hansbrough said. "We're on the right track. I just have to take some time.''