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Rodney Stuckey Injury: Updates on Pacers Guard's Hamstring and Return

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

Indiana Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey lies on the court after being injured during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
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Indiana Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey has been out since he suffered an injury to his hamstring during a game on Oct. 28 against the Brooklyn Nets. 

However, it appears he is close to returning.

Continue for updates. 


Stuckey Comments on Playing Status 

Thursday, Nov. 17

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After missing 10 games with a hamstring strain, Rodney Stuckey says his return tomorrow night "is definitely a possibility." https://t.co/nf9Fb4X2nt


Latest on Stuckey's Diagnosis

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Per Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star, Pacers head coach Nate McMillan said Stuckey's MRI revealed he did not tear his hamstring, which should make his recovery quicker. 

Stuckey will be re-evaluated in two weeks, per Taylor


Stuckey Emerging as Strong Bench Player for Pacers 

Stuckey has played an important role off the bench for the Pacers after joining the team two years ago. He's been used primarily at point guard but is also capable of playing shooting guard if necessary. 

In just two games this season before getting hurt, Stuckey is averaging 11.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per 36 minutes, per Basketball-Reference.com.

Point guard has been a problem position for the Pacers in recent years. Indiana added Jeff Teague in a trade during the offseason as an upgrade over George Hill, with Stuckey being a smart and capable veteran backup.

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The Pacers will need all the depth they can get as the season moves along because Paul George needs help around him. 

If the Pacers want to make any kind of noise in the Eastern Conference, role players like Stuckey need to remain healthy. His absence will likely thrust little-used Glenn Robinson III into a more prominent role. 

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