INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger is out indefinitely because of a sore left knee.

Team officials said Tuesday that Granger will get a second opinion on the injury and an update will be provided following that visit.

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The announcement comes one day before Indiana opens its season at Toronto, and losing the 6-foot- 8 former All-Star could be a real blow. Granger led the Pacers in scoring (18.7 points) last season and has averaged 18.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in seven NBA seasons.

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He played through the Eastern Conference semifinals with a sore left knee and has had blood-platelet treatment in hopes of healing.

Coach Frank Vogel was cautious with Granger throughout training camp and the preseason. Granger made his preseason debut last week against Cleveland.

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