INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo says he will return to game action January 29.
Oladpio made the announcement in an interview with Stadium Sports Network Wednesday and the Pacers quickly confirmed the development.
"This is something I look forward to after 12 months of wondering and hoping and not being sure, and 12 months of the unknown," he said in the interview.
He has been out since January of last year after suffering a torn quad knee tendon. At the time, Oladipo was averaging 18 points per-game.
Without Oladipo, the Pacers were eliminated from the first round of the playoffs.
This year, after making some off-season changes, Indiana has gotten off to a strong start, despite not having Oladipo in the lineup.
The Pacers are 23-14 and in sixth place in a crowded field of Eastern Conference teams.
Pacers star Victor Oladipo tells @Stadium he plans to make season debut on Jan. 29 against Chicago and discusses emotions returning from yearlong absence after torn quad tendon in knee. Stay tuned for my full sitdown. pic.twitter.com/lmzwsKmwav
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 8, 2020
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.