Domantas Sabonis Considered Day-To-Day After Knee Injury

Grant Afseth

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - During the Indiana Pacers' 129-114 victory over the Toronto Raptors, Domantas Sabonis left the game early due to a knee injury. He appeared in just under 11 minutes of total gameplay. 

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, an MRI revealed that Sabonis has suffered 'no structural damage' and the injury is 'just a bruise.' He's now considered 'day-to-day' in terms of a timetable for return. 

"MRI on left knee of Pacers All-Star Domantas Sabonis revealed no structural damage — just a bruise, sources tell ESPN. Sabonis expected to be day to day on a return."

It remains to be seen if Sabonis will end up having to miss any game action as a result of this injury. Given that he did not experience any structural damage, it appears unlikely for him to miss much time if any at all. 

The Pacers do have the luxury of being able to involve Myles Turner more as a traditional center as he is currently playing through a fractured right hand. He has scored at least 20 points in four of his previous five games and is has put together an All-Defensive First-Team start to the season.

In 2020-21, Sabonis has appeared in 17 games for the Pacers. He appears to be on his way to a second All-Star appearance with averages of 20.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 5.6 assists. 

The Pacers return to action on Wednesday when they begin a back-to-back series against the Hornets in Charlotte. Updates in regards to Sabonis' status are expected to come closer to tip-off.