Scott Agness: Myles Turner, sidelined the last seven ga…

Scott Agness: Myles Turner, sidelined the last seven games due to a concussion, will play tonight in Philadelphia and come off the bench, per @Indiana Pacers.

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Scott Agness: Myles Turner, who missed his 5th straight game, was in the locker room after the W. Smiling, upbeat, high-fiving teammates as they entered.
Candace Buckner: Myles Turner will get minutes tonight for the first time in six weeks. Vogel said he looked in good shape during practice, but rusty.
Candace Buckner: A few more specifics on Myles Turner's recovery. #Pacers coach Frank Vogel said Turner will undergo X-Ray at end of December...
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner underwent successful surgery Monday afternoon to repair a chip fracture in his left thumb, sustained during the first half of last Wednesday night’s game at Boston. The surgery was performed at OrthoIndy Hospital by hand surgeon Dr. Tim Dicke. Turner is expected to miss six weeks.
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