Pacers center Myles Turner has jokes about his grotesque finger injury

After suffering a gross-looking injury against the Nets, the center had some fun with it over social media.

Apr 1, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) shoots the ball
Apr 1, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) shoots the ball / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers were able to bury the Nets on Monday night 133-111 in a game that was never close. Indiana came out and set the tone from the very beginning, making sure that they were focused on the task at hand. Brooklyn never stood a chance.

Starting center Myles Turner was off to a really nice start in this game. In just 14 minutes, he'd already accumulated 9 points on 3-5 shooting, including 2-4 from beyond the arc. He also had 6 rebounds, a steal, and a whopping 5 blocks. Quite simply, he was cooking.

Then Turner suffered an injury. While attempting to block a shot at the end of the first half, Turner's hand got caught in the net. He screamed in pain while looking down at his finger. Let's just say it was a pretty grotesque injury. You can see what it looks like if you want to.

Myles Turner fires off hilarious joke after hurting his finger in Pacers win

Turner would go ahead and hit a free throw left-handed while his finger was still messed up. He wound up missing the rest of the game, which didn't really matter. The game was out of hand at that point and Jalen Smith came in and played really well in Turner's stead.

After the game, Turner was lighthearted about his grotesque injury. He took to social media to fire off a hilarious joke about it.

As any Pacers fan is aware, Myles is very big into LEGOs. He'll build almost anything out of those tiny bricks. It's a fun hobby for him. I'm glad he was feeling well enough about the injury to make light of it, although it is still a fairly serious injury, especially on his shooting hand.

There is no word yet on how long this injury will keep Turner out. The X-rays were negative, so it's not broken. It's just a dislocation of the finger. With it being on his shooting hand, that's not ideal. It's one thing Pacers fans were hoping not to see. Health is a priority for this team down the stretch.


Hopefully, this is something that doesn't bother Turner for more than a couple of games. The Pacers play next on Wednesday against the Nets again, this time in Brooklyn.