OCTOBER 14: Robinson underwent successful surgery on his left ankle on Friday, the Pacers announced in a press release. According to the team, the swingman is expected to miss approximately three or four months, so he likely won’t make his season debut until 2018.
The 23-year-old missed the majority of training camp and preseason while nursing a high ankle sprain. He suffered the injury on September 28 and was expected to miss roughly two months. Wojnarowski adds that the need for surgery will extend his original timeline by about two to four weeks.
The Pacers consider Robinson a key member of the team’s rebuild and they plan on having him play a “prominent role” once he’s healthy, per Wojnarowski.
Robinson was drafted by the Wolves with the No. 40 overall pick in the 2014 draft. Minnesota waived him during his rookie season after just 25 games and the Sixers brought him aboard for the remainder of the 2014/15 season.
The Michigan product joined the Pacers during the 2015 offseason and he’s progressed in two seasons with the club. He’s averaging 5.2 points in 17.0 minutes per game while shooting 37.6% from downtown during his pair of campaigns in Indiana.