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Victor Oladipo Promises To ‘Be Better Than Ever’ After His Season-Ending Injury


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Victor Oladipo is an easy player to love. He’s a personable guy, a hard worker, and over the last two seasons, he’s broken out in Indiana — the place where he attended college — and led the Pacers to being one of the better teams in the East. Unfortunately for Oladipo, his successful 2018-19 season came to a screeching halt when he suffered a gruesome knee injury against the Raptors.

The Pacers star ended up being diagnosed with a ruptured quadriceps tendon. His journey back to the NBA is not only going to be long, but it could be very difficult, as this is an injury that could hurt your explosiveness and Oladipo is a guy who uses his athleticism to his advantage.

The injury is not something he can just rehab and come back from quickly, it’s gonna take time. The good news is Oladipo seems ready to tackle it. He posted an inspirational message to his fans on Instagram indicating that, despite the lengthy path ahead of him, he’s ready to face whatever’s put in front of him.

“It’s going to be tough but tough times don’t last tough people do,” Oladipo wrote. “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.”

Oladipo doesn’t let the low points get to him. That’s why he was able to respond to being traded twice by working hard and becoming the star he always thought he could be. This is just going to be another bump in the road for a player who has already proven that he can respond to adversity.

Still, while he can undergo surgery and rehab can go as well as possible, injuries this serious can really take a toll on a person. Hopefully, that will not be the case with Oladipo.

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