Pacers Links: Danny Granger out three weeks according to latest injury update

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The Danny Granger news continues to get worse before it can get better as the forward expects to be out more time at the start of the season.

Another day, another Danny Granger injury update as the Pacers announced on Monday that Granger will be out three more weeks as they take a cautious approach to rehabbing his strained left calf.

This news comes on the heels of news over the weekend that Granger would miss the first two regular season games. Hopefully, we don't hear tomorrow that Granger is out until Christmas.

Keeping Rasual Butler around makes more sense with Granger on the shelf for an extended period of time. If this situation didn't have such a familiar feel to it, I'd have no concerns with the team focusing on Granger being more ready for the last half of the season, but last year at this time news regarding Granger's knee took a similar path.

Since the team is expressing more caution than concern about the calf strain this time around, we can just look at what his short-term absence means, which is an opportunity for Orlando Johnson and/or Solomon Hill to earn a role in the playing rotation.

Check out the links:

Granger To Miss Three Weeks | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

The meaning of Granger’s latest injury | Pacers Blogs

George takes game, Pacers to another level - 1070 The Fan

Ready to lead, play, Butler makes Pacers Opening Night roster | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Indiana Pacers – Rookie Solomon Hill Talks About First Camp and Expectations for Season | KentSterling.com

Rasual Butler gets second chance with Danny Granger sidelined | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Danny Granger still wonders if he could have led Pacers past Miami last season | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Why Danny Granger rented his mansion to Paul George and other tidbits | Pacers Insider

Danny Granger out three weeks with left calf strain - CBSSports.com

Pacers Preview: Staff predictions - Indy Sports League

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Utah Jazz bring back point guard Jamaal Tinsley - ESPN

Phoenix Suns' Miles Plumlee, from throw-in to starting center - Bright Side Of The Sun

SI.com's NBA predictions for 2013-14 season - NBA - SI.com

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