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Pacers injury update: Glenn Robinson III nearing return

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Glenn Robinson III had a successful workout on Wednesday, leading to a potential return in the playoffs.

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The calf injury Glenn Robinson III sustained in practice on March 23 has sidelined him since and caused rotation issues for the Indiana Pacers that ultimately led to the team signing Lance Stephenson. Robinson’s injury took away a backup wing option for the Pacers, forcing a small backcourt in Aaron Brooks and Rodney Stuckey off the bench and taking away from Robinson’s own positive development this season.

Things have been quiet regarding Robinson’s recovery since, but Mark Montieth offered encouraging news today on Pacers.com, noting that Robinson is almost ready to return after a successful workout on Wednesday. Montieth notes that Robinson is looking to return during Indiana’s series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and could even suit up as soon as Game 1 on Saturday.

With a potential Kyle Korver nightmare looming, Robinson’s return will give Indiana some much needed versatility in the backup wing position. Robinson may not be a lock-down defender, but alongside Stephenson and C.J. Miles, the Pacers will have more versatility against Korver and the rest of the Cavalier sharpshooters.