Pacers shut down Malcolm Brogdon for at least 10 days to aggressively rehab right Achilles
Rick Carlisle: "It’s just creating enough apprehension to where we’ve got to change course."
For the past month, Malcolm Brogdon has been bothered by his right Achilles tendon. Earlier this week, he called a ruptured Achilles “the worst injury you can have in this game.” And so that’s what he’s trying to avoid.
The Pacers would also like for the guard to be pain-free and to move past the daily question of will-he-or-won’t-he play. Fans are tired of it, reporters are tired of asking about it and the team wants to get it right.
So on Saturday, on the road in Phoenix, they gathered together and decided enough was enough. They’ve shut him down for at least 10 days, head coach Rick Carlisle said before they lost in Phoenix by 10, “to begin a program to aggressively rehab his Achilles situation.”
It was Carlisle and Brogdon, along with Josh Corbeil, the senior director of medical operations, and Shawn Windle, the director of sports performance.