Victor Oladipo took to Instagram on Saturday to express his struggles with accepting his new reality along with heartfelt thanks to the Pacers, fans and other NBA players for their support. He finished the message with a warning for any doubters that he expects to be back, better than ever.
We all know Oladipo loves to work and he will lean on that mindset to grind through his recovers after surgery to repair the ruptured quadriceps tendon that has the Pacers star sidelined for at least the remainder of the season. Can’t wait to see the results of that work!
Go get it, Vic! #Stayfeathery
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I can’t even lie the last few months have been really tough for not only me but for my family as well. You give it your all, literally your blood, sweat and tears to the game you love and things like this happen. No matter how much hard work and effort you put into perfecting your craft you cannot predict the challenges you’ll face ahead. But there is always that point in time where you wonder why it’s happening to you. You even wonder if there was something you could have done differently to prevent the outcome. The confusion, the contemplation, the anger, the sadness and the tears that flow frequently come, but they never last. The amount of support, love and prayers that I have received over the past few days have been breathtaking and has truly inspired me to come back even better than before. Thank you to everyone including all my teammates, pacer fans and staff. Thank you to all the NBA fans around the world and all my brothers around the league who texted, called, tweeted and posted me I am truly thankful. It’s going to be tough but tough times don’t last tough people do. It’s time for me to truly practice what I preach and trust my God in heaven and the plan he has for me. I will be back better than ever and if you question that well, thank you. Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world! I am #UnBreakable.