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Pacers injury update: Rodney Stuckey practices, close to return

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The Pacers reserve guard will miss his tenth full game on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury

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Rodney Stuckey was seen working out at full speed prior to the Pacers win over Orlando on Monday. On Tuesday, he was a full participant in practice as the team prepared,

According to Mark Montieth, Tuesday’s workout marked the first full practice participation for Stuckey since tweaked him hamstring four minutes into his rotation in the second game of the season against Brooklyn.

The Pacers have been cautious with Stuckey, hoping to avoid a lingering and/or recurring injury situation similar to the feet and ankle issues he tried to play through last season.

Stuckey is known as a player willing to play through pain, but this early in the season it made perfect sense to make sure he is fully ready to go upon return. That return could be on Friday when the Suns visit the Fieldhouse.

In the first game of the season, Stuckey played 22 minutes off the bench and pumped in eight points and three rebounds.