NBA injury: Indiana Pacers’ C Roy Hibbert went down holding his knee

Jun 3, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert reacts during a press conference following game 7 of the 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at American Airlines Arena. The Miami Heat defeated the Pacers 99-76 to win the series four games to three. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell- USA TODAY Sports

While enjoying a runaway second half victory over the Orlando Magic, the Indiana Pacers looked like they may have suffered a devastating injury. At the 5:26 mark in the fourth quarter, Roy Hibbert went down awkwardly and remained on the floor. Hibbert continued to clutch his knee as the Pacers’ trainers rushed to his assistance.

It was at least the third time in the game Hibbert seemed to land in awkward way after a jump.

Hibbert could not stay in the game, but did walk off under his power, which was a positive sign for the Pacers. The 7’2, 290 lb. Georgetown Hoyas product limped all the way back to the locker room to be examined by Pacers’ doctors.

According to Scott Agness of Pacers.com, Hibbert is “fine” and “he’ll play tomorrow in New Orleans.”

Hibbert was having a fantastic start to his season. Hibbert had eight points on three-of-six shooing, pulled down 16 rebounds and blocked seven Magic shots.

Hibbert seemed to come into his own down the stretch last season. He averaged 11.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game during the regular. He was fantastic in the postseason, averaging 17.0 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.

Topics: Indiana Pacers, Roy Hibbert

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