Granger to Return by Season-Opener

From Indy Star:

Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger will be out as long as 10 days with a sprained left ankle. He injured it on a drive to the basket in the first half of Friday’s game against New Orleans.

Granger will be back in time for the season opener at San Antonio on Oct. 27 barring any setbacks.

Pacers coach Jim O’Brien said he’s not sure who will start in Granger’s place in the final two preseason games at Minnesota on Tuesday and Chicago on Friday.

Rookie Paul George isn’t an option to start because O’Brien wants him to get use to being the first wing player off the bench.

Point guard T.J. Ford should be back in the lineup for the Chicago game. He re-injured his right hamstring in the third quarter against the Hornets.

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