Pacers' Robinson III to have surgery on ankle

Pacers' Robinson III to have surgery on ankle

Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III will undergo surgery on his injured left ankle and is expected to be sidelined until mid-December, ESPN reported.

Robinson sustained the injury while driving to the basket during a scrimmage in practice on Sept. 29.

The 6-foot-6, 222-pound Robinson, the son former NBA star Glenn Robinson, averaged a career-high 6.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in 69 games (27 starts) last season. The 2017 NBA slam dunk contest champion shot 39.2 percent on 3-pointers.

With Paul George traded to Oklahoma City, Robinson is expected to play a more prominent role this season.

Robinson was a second-round draft pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014 after leaving Michigan following his sophomore season. The 23-year-old had stops with Minnesota and the Philadelphia 76ers before signing with the Pacers for the 2015-16 season.

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