Victor Oladipo feared to be out for season after leaving Pacers game on stretcher

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo was carried out on a stretcher after injuring his right knee on an awkward fall against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the injury is feared to be season-ending.

The fall came when Oladipo tried to disrupt an outlet pass to Pascal Siakam in transition during the second quarter. When Oladipo couldn’t get up, his Pacers teammates immediately called for an athletic trainer, who covered Oladipo’s leg with a towel. Eventually, Oladipo exited on a stretcher while acknowledging an ovation from the Indiana crowd.

Pacers: Oladipo to undergo MRI on Thursday

The Pacers later announced that Oladipo had suffered a “serious injury” to his right knee and would undergo an MRI on Thursday for a full diagnosis.

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - JANUARY 23: Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers is attended to by medical staff after being injured in the second quarter of the game against the Toronto Raptors at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 23, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - JANUARY 23: Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers is attended to by medical staff after being injured in the second quarter of the game against the Toronto Raptors at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 23, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - JANUARY 23: Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers is taken off of the court on a stretcher after being injured in the second quarter of the game against the Toronto Raptors at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 23, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - JANUARY 23: Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers is taken off of the court on a stretcher after being injured in the second quarter of the game against the Toronto Raptors at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 23, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
El escolta de los Pacers de Indiana, Victor Oladipo, es retirado de la duela en una camilla luego de lesionarse la rodilla derecha durante la primera mitad de un juego de la NBA contra los Raptors de Toronto, en Indianápolis, el miércoles 23 de enero de 2019. (AP Foto/Michael Conroy)
Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is taken off the court on a stretcher after he was injured during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) is checked by team personnel after he was injured during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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Oladipo entered Wednesday leading the Pacers in scoring with 19.2 points per game, while also contributing 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. He would be a significant loss for the Pacers, who currently hold the third-best record in the Eastern Conference.

The Pacers managed to pull out 110-106 win over the East-leading Raptors on Wednesday, thanks to a 23-point, 15-rebound night from Thaddeus Young and five other players who scored in double-digits.

NBA players tweet support for Victor Oladipo

Several NBA players were quick to tweet their support for Oladipo. That included former Pacers star Paul George, who has his own experience with scary leg injuries.

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Prayers up VO 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
🙏🏾‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ @VicOladipo
Prayers up Vic !! 🙏🏽
Hope it’s not a serious injury to Vic and a speedy recovery.
Prayers up for my homie @VicOladipo 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Prayers up @VicOladipo🙏🏽
Prayers up to @VicOladipo 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
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