Freak accident puts Pacer Mike Dunleavy on benchPosted by Inside Hoops
Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star reports:
The Indiana Pacers found another way to have a player go down with an injury.
Swingman Mike Dunleavy was a last-minute scratch from the lineup against the Milwaukee Bucks after he suffered a right eye contusion when he was hit by a ball during pregame warm-ups Sunday.
“I went in for a layup and somebody shot the ball and it came off the rim right into my eye,” said Dunleavy, who looked like he had been in a fight after the game.
The Pacers say they’re not sure of the severity of the injury.
“He saw (Milwaukee’s) ophthalmologist and we’re hoping it’s nothing serious,” Pacers coach Jim O’Brien said. “He was seeing a black spot out of his eye, so he was told he couldn’t play.”