Jan 9, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner (33) grabs a rebound against the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has suffered an avulsion fracture in his right hand, the team announced on Tuesday.


The NBA’s leader in blocks (4.2 per game) is day-to-day with the injury, which will not require surgery. Turner was inactive for the Pacers’ loss to the Clippers on Sunday due to the fracture.

In addition to his blocks, the 24-year-old center is averaging 12.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists over 12 games for Indiana (8-5) this season.

Shams Charania of The Athletic was first to report the details of the injury.