Tyrese Haliburton Suffers TWO Injuries, Will Be Out For A While

It wasn't a great night for Tyrese Haliburton. The Indiana Pacers' breakthrough point guard left Madison Square Garden on crutches, and now will be out for a minimum of two weeks, and likely more. 

Haliburton suffered a sprained left elbow and a mild left knee bruise in one play against the New York Knicks. The Pacers say they're waiting on additional opinions on the results of his scans, and in the meantime, he'll be re-evaluated in two weeks.

It all happened on the same play, as he hit the deck hard after driving into the lane for an attempted layup. 

He lost a shoe on the play, and was visibly limping afterwards. There is some good news, according to one report: it appears that a ligament injury was avoided in the knee.

It's not the first time Haliburton has injured his left knee. He suffered a hyperextension and bone bruise back on May 2, 2021. It caused him to miss the final eight games that year, his rookie season. 

He'll miss at least eight games again this time around, until he's re-evaluated. Even if things are looking good at that point, it'll still take a ramp-up to be ready to return to play. 

Terrible news for the Pacers, who had been hot, and sitting at 23-19, in 7th in the Eastern Conference. 

Haliburton is averaging 20.2 points, 10.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 40% from long-range.