When the Indiana Pacers take the court to resume the season on August 1 against the Philadelphia 76ers, Victor Oladipo will not amongst their ranks.
The All-Star guard told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Friday that he would not be participate in the resumed season .
Oladipo had been reticent in his commitment to take part in the games, citing concerns over reinjuring his quadriceps tendon.
At the end of the day, it takes time for your body to heal. … We’ve had an extensive period of time off and to go back and ramp things up again, I’m susceptible to injury more so than anyone else seeing as how I was already injured beforehand, and I wasn’t 100% when I came back to begin with.
A part of rehab is working your way back and getting yourself to 100%, so at the end of the day, going back and turning things up as quickly as we’re about to do, and pretty much going to playoff formation and playoff games after eight games, I’m more susceptible to injury than anyone else is. So it’s not about now. It’s about longevity.Victor Oladipo
Prior to the season being suspended, Oladipo was attempting to completely work his way back , averaging 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in just 25.8 minutes per contest.