It’s been almost a year since we last saw Victor Oladipo play on an NBA court with the Indiana Pacers. Recently, he revealed, in an interview with Shams Charania of The Athletic, that he plans to make his season debut on January 29 in a home game against the Chicago Bulls.
During the interview, they talked about his emotions during the recovery from injury and also the feelings that will surround Oladipo, the team, and the fans once he gets the opportunity to make his return.
Pacers star Victor Oladipo tells @Stadium he plans to make season debut on Jan. 29 against Chicago and discusses emotions returning from yearlong absence after torn quad tendon in knee. Stay tuned for my full sitdown. pic.twitter.com/lmzwsKmwav
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 8, 2020
In the last days of January in 2019, Oladipo injured his quad tendon in his right knee and underwent a season-ending surgery that has kept him out for most of the 2019-2020 season too.
So far this season the team has managed to survive without Oladipo thanks to a great overall performance from the team, especially from two offseason adds in Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. Warren as well from Domantas Sabonis that have carried with most of the offensive load.
The team is currently in the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference with a 23-14 record that will, surely, keep improving once a healthy Oladipo joins the team on the court.