Tyrese Haliburton 'starting to ramp up his workouts' toward return
The Pacers have the day off, but Rick Carlisle provided an update on his All-Star point guard before their win over the Phoenix Suns. They host the Grizzlies on Sunday.
It’s been almost three weeks since Tyrese Haliburton slipped and went down awkwardly on the court at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. MRI testing revealed that he had a Grade 1 left hamstring sprain and would likely be out at least a few weeks.
He returned on Jan. 19 at Portland, played 35 minutes in Pascal Siakam’s debut with the franchise, but then has sat out for the last four games.
“… Our training staff wasn’t comfortable with how he responded to that,” head coach Rick Carlisle shared earlier this week.
Then, before a 133-131 comeback win over the Phoenix Suns, he provided another update in an interview on Bally Sports Indiana.
“He's doing better,” Carlisle said. “Hopefully we're getting closer to him playing. He's starting to ramp up his workouts so we'll see where we are in the next couple of days.”
Haliburton admitted that he “dodged a bullet” after he and the team feared the worst after he was carried off the court and back to the locker room by teammates James Johnson and Buddy Hield.
And despite being sidelined, he’s still been able to get shots up both after practice and before games.