I reported back on October 18 that Mahinmi, who started training camp late due to a left shoulder injury, left the previous night's game with a right shoulder injury. But now a new injury is plaguing Mahinmi and in fact will keep him out of action for quite some time.
According to the IndyStar Sports Twitter account,
#Pacers center Ian Mahinmi out 6-8 weeks with foot injury: http://t.co/IiqNEpe0l6 pic.twitter.com/mKNU19U4W8With Mahinmi sidelined, expect Shayne Whittington to step up and see time as the backup to starting center Roy Hibbert. Whittington is averaging 2.5 points in just 6.3 minutes in six appearances this season.
— IndyStar Sports (@IndyStarSports) December 7, 2014
Mahinmi, in his seventh NBA season, is averaging 4.9 points and 5.8 rebounds, in 18.3 minutes per game off the bench. The veteran center from France has played for the Spurs, Mavericks and Pacers and has career averages of 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 326 games.
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