Granger Undergoes Left Knee Surgery
Pacers forward Danny Granger had surgery on his left knee Thursday morning, a week after the team announced that he would be out for the rest of the season.
The surgery took place at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews with assistance from Team Orthopedist Dr. Tim Hupfer. Granger received an injection from Andrews, the world-renowned orthopedic surgeon, on Nov. 6 to help treat patellar tendinosis.
After “above average soreness” and consistent pain that Granger wasn’t comfortable with, he – along with the team – made the decision on March 28th to have surgery.
His left knee surgery was deemed a success, but you don’t really know until months later. It’s unclear what exact surgery was performed but all signs point to a full recovery, although knees are unpredictable and often finicky. The Pacers expect him to be ready for training camp in October.
Head coach Frank Vogel says there’s still a lot Granger, who Paul George has praised for being in his ear this season, can add to this team.
“One of the things about someone like Danny Granger is that he’s got a great deal of experience,” he said. “For [him] to be around and having input is helpful to our team.”
Appearing in just five games (for a total of 74 minutes) this season, Granger averaged 5.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. Being out for an extended period of time was new for Granger. He had only missed 48 regular season games in his first seven seasons with the Pacers.
Granger has one year left under contract worth $14.2 million.