News: 8 hours agoThe Pacers announced Tuesday that Turner has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his left foot and will be re-examined in two weeks.
Spin: Turner was a surprise addition to the injury report ahead of Monday's 139-133 loss to the Clippers, when he was sidelined for just the second time all season after he was sent in for a second opinion on a left foot injury that he had apparently been playing through recently. Though the Pacers initially characterized his injury as left foot soreness, the follow-up tests revealed that he was dealing with a stress-related injury. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Turner's injury is expected to keep him sidelined through the Feb. 10 trade deadline, so his value on the open market will surely take a hit while teams interested in acquiring the center will have to do their due diligence on his medical reports. As for the Pacers, Domantas Sabonis is expected to see most of his minutes at center moving forward, while Torrey Craig could continue to start at power forward as a replacement in the lineup for Turner. The absence of Turner should open up extra playing time for all of Craig, Oshae Brissett and Goga Bitadze, all of whom received at least 15 minutes in Monday's loss.