Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III, according to the team, underwent surgery to repair the ankle he injured during training camp.
According to reports from ESPN earlier this week, Robinson injured the ankle during a scrimmage on September 29. The team later announced that the 23-year-old would need surgery on the injured ankle.
The Pacers have recently announced that Robinson has indeed undergone successful surgery on the ankle. He is expected to miss up to “three to four months” following the surgery.
The team announced the surgery via press release,
“Indiana Pacers guard/forward Glenn Robinson III underwent successful surgery Friday for a repair of medial and lateral ligaments in his left ankle. Robinson III is expected to return in approximately three to four months. This evaluation will be updated as warranted through the rehabilitation process. The surgery was performed by the Pacers’ medical staff at Orthopedic Indiana Hospital.”
The former second-round pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014 has become a vital piece to the Pacers. Evident by the decision to ink him to a 3-year deal in 2015. Indiana has, however, shifted course now that Paul George is in Oklahoma City.
The team will miss his shooting as Robinson shot 39% from three last season.
His athleticism was a valuable asset to have on the defensive end for the Pacers. Last year, Robinson won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest beating out then champion Aaron Gordon.
Robinson averaged six points and 3.6 rebounds for the Pacers last season.