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Indiana Pacers’ forward T.J. Warren is not expected to make his re-appearance at the start of the preseason, and he’s considered out indefinitely, the team announced Tuesday.

“Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren’s stress fracture in his left foot is healing during the rehabilitation process; but not at the pace previously anticipated,” the team wrote in the statement. “He remains out indefinitely, and further updates will be provided as warranted.”

Warren went down with a left stress fracture in the 2020-21 NBA season start in Orlando. Before that, he was one of the breakout stars of the Orlando bubble, putting up 34.8 points per contest.

After his success in Orlando, he was unable to build on that, as he has not played since December 2020. Warren is set to become a free agent next summer.