Granger ruled out for the final two preseason games
Danny Granger will not play in the final two games of the preseason slate due to a strained left calf, which he re-aggrevated in last Friday’s loss to Chicago.
“He has been ruled out for this week’s games and we’ll give you an update once we hit that point,” Frank Vogel said after practice on Monday.
Granger was held of their game Saturday in Cleveland and he didn’t practice on Monday. He confirmed that he’ll still travel with the team to Atlanta.
Granger played in each of the first five preseason contests and he was a starter in his last two appearances. He first sustained a left calf strain in the first quarter against the Dallas Mavericks and with it being just the preseason, he didn’t return. Then, it bothered him during the third quarter of the next game in Chicago, and he remained out.
While on the court in Chicago, Granger finally looked comfortable and confident. He was 4-of-7 from the floor for 11 points, and he knocked down all three of his 3-point attempts. He was moving better and not hesitating to jump in order to contest shots on the defensive end.
After a week off from basketball, the team’s training staff will then decide what’s next moving forward. As far as his left knee is concerned, Granger said he’s having no problems.
The Pacers open the 2013-14 season at home on Oct. 29 against the Orlando Magic.