Danny Granger injury update: Pacers forward is alive, off crutches and nowhere near returning to action

Gregory Shamus

Danny Granger shed his crutches on Monday but that step forward in his rehab doesn't change the timetable for his return to the court.

He's alive!

Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger made his presence known around the Fieldhouse on Monday, showing up at practice without the crutches he's been using in the initial stages of rehabbing his left knee. Granger didn't talk with the media but he did walk into practice which is a positive sign of progress after having an injection to treat patellar tendinosis three weeks ago.

Three months is a long time during the NBA season and it seems even longer for the Pacers since they are not yet a month into a three-month stretch without their leading scorer.

The Pacers could use 20 points per game from one guy, no?

According to Curt Cavin's report (What? Mike Wells already rollin' in Santa Monica?), Frank Vogel downplayed the display of progress from Granger, saying it doesn't alter his targeted return in early February.

"He's still a long ways away," Vogel said of what has been described as a three-month recovery. "It doesn't really change how I think."

But as Scott Agness tweets, Granger was indeed at practice and getting his lean on while talking with trainer Josh Corbeil.

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