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Pacers’ Myles Turner has slight hand fracture

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Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has a slight fracture in his right hand and will be re-evaluated in the coming days, according to Shams Charania.

Part of the re-evaluation will be whether his wrist will require surgery.

Turner suffered the injury against the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 14.

The 24-year-old was off to a strong start this season, averaging 12.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and an NBA-leading 4.2 blocks per game.

In Turner’s absence, Domantas Sabonis will play more minutes at center and backup center Goga Bitadze will get more minutes off the bench.

The Pacers will also likely play more small-ball with players like Doug McDermott and Justin Holiday playing larger roles.

Along with Turner, the Pacers are also without T.J. Warren (foot surgery) and newly-acquired Caris LeVert, who is out indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney during a physical.

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