Thursday update: Turner is expected to miss at least a week with the ankle injury he suffered Wednesday landing on a ball boy’s foot during warmups, according to Shams Charania.
Pacers center Myles Turner is expected to miss at least one week after suffering an ankle sprain when he landed on a ball boy under the rim in pregame warmups Wednesday night, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 20, 2022
The Indiana Pacers will be without center Myles Turner for Wednesday’s season opener against the Washington Wizards as the big man is dealing with an ankle injury. Turner is a huge trade chip for the Pacers this season, and will likely be in trade rumors all the way up to the deadline.
Just in: Myles Turner is out tonight vs Wizards after tweaking his ankle at 5pm during warmups— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) October 19, 2022
This is a new injury for Turner, who has had a history of knee issues during his NBA tenure. We’ll see if he’s badly injured of if this is just a minor sprain in the coming days. For the time being, look for the Pacers to give Isaiah Jackson and Jalen Smith a majority of the minutes in the frontcourt Wednesday. Jackson got heavy minutes last year and played well, while Smith is a project piece after flaming out with the Suns.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Pacers are 2-point underdogs against the Wizards in the season opener.