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Pacers Injury Update: Myles Turner takes steps toward return

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The Pacers center has missed the past five games but is finally making progress to get back on the court.

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers will remain without Myles Turner on Tuesday when they face the Kings at BLF. Turner remains listed as out on the team's injury report with a sore neck and concussion, but there are signs the young big man will soon return to action.

According to Nate McMillan, Turner has been cleared to begin his next steps in the concussion protocol which include going through various individual physical and basketball drills. He will then need to make it through practice and eventually obtain a final clearance from the team medical staff.

Considering he is listed out on Tuesday, it appears Turner will also miss the game in Cleveland on Wednesday although McMillan didn’t say so outright.. Hopefully, Turner will at least be able to make it back for one of the other two road games, Friday at Philly or more likely, Sunday against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Also, Glenn Robinson III joined the TV broadcast on Sunday and mentioned his hope to return from ankle surgery rehab in mid-December. That may be a bit aggressive but there's nothing wrong with setting strong goals for rehab.

Considering the way the team is surviving without both players, the thought of their return to bolster the playing rotation is quite exciting.