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Pacers Announce Injury To Star Guard Victor Oladipo

indiana pacers guard victor oladipo during a game

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 16: Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers looks down the court during a game against the New York Knicks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 16, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brian Munoz/Getty Images)

Indiana Pacers' star guard Victor Oladipo will miss the rest of the NBA's 2018-19 season with a leg injury.

Oladipo, a probable All-Star at the guard position in the Eastern Conference this season, suffered a brutal injury during Wednesday night's game.

The Pacers announced the devastating injury diagnosis this afternoon.

"Victor Oladipo has a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee. He will undergo surgery at a date to be determined and will be out for the season," Indiana announced.

From the Pacers:

Victor Oladipo underwent an MRI Thursday that revealed he has a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee, sustained with 4:05 to play in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game against Toronto. He will undergo surgery at a date to be determined and will be out for the season. Further updates will be provided as warranted.

Oladipo broke out for the Pacers last season, playing at an All-Star level in the Eastern Conference while leading Indiana to a playoff berth.

The Pacers had been one of the Eastern Conference's best teams so far this season and were poised to make a run in the postseason.

Indiana has now had multiple franchise players go down with significant leg injuries this decade, as Paul George had a similar injury during a Team USA scrimmage.