Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star reports:

Veteran center Jeff Foster is expected to miss the next two weeks because of a high right ankle sprain, which he suffered in the first half of last Friday’s loss to the Miami Heat.

Foster’s injury leaves the Pacers (0-2) with a relatively inexperienced frontcourt, which has been abused by Atlanta’s Al Horford and Miami’s Jermaine O’Neal in the first two games.

Pacers coach Jim O’Brien said rookie Tyler Hansbrough could make his season debut Friday against the Washington Wizards as long as he has no setbacks in practice this week.

In the two regular season matchups Indiana has played, Foster only received 9.5 minutes per game, averaging just 1.0 points and 2.5 rebounds.