C.J. Miles Injury: Updates on Pacers SF's Calf and Return

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIMarch 23, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 11: C.J. Miles #0 of the Indiana Pacers looks on against the Miami Heat during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 11, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers defeated the Heat 96-83. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Indiana Pacers small forward C.J. Miles suffered a strained calf and had been out since Feb. 22. However, he's ready to return.

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Miles Active vs. Mavericks

Saturday, March 12

Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Miles came off the bench against Dallas Saturday.

Latest on Miles' Practice Status 

Wednesday, March 9

Pacers head coach Frank Vogel told reporters that "[Miles] went through [a] full practice [on Wednesday] and 'he's progressing nicely.'"

Miles Plays Critical Role in Pacers Lineup

Miles has always been a solid role player during his NBA career and has been a starter at times during his second season with the Pacers. The 28-year-old is a solid three-point marksman who is shooting 34.7 percent from deep on 6.1 attempts per game in 2015-16.

All-Star forward Paul George is efficient from beyond the arc, and George Hill is also a reliable shooter from downtown.

The small-ball lineups Indiana has turned to this season will benefit with Miles on the floorHe is a vital cog in terms of helping the Pacers offense with spacing, and he's a big reason why the team has seen success on that end of the court this year.