Skip to main content

Indiana Pacers to Continue Without Sumner Indefinitely

Edmond-Sumner

The Indiana Pacers are one of the most popular teams in the NBA. With Rick Carlisle as the new coach, many people consider the Pacers to be a dark horse in the Eastern Conference. That makes them a great opportunity to make the games a bit more interesting, and new users to the BetMGM sportsbook will receive a welcome bonus to bet with.

One of the most popular players that ever played for the Indiana Pacers – Reggie Miller – recently responded to another legend's opinion of his high-quality game and setting the NBA bar high.

Edmond Sumner's Player Profile

Sumner is a professional American basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1995, and at 6 ft 4 in tall, Sumner can play both guard positions.

Edmond Sumner's History with the Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers received Edmond Sumner back in 2017 through a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. He was the first second-round draft pick that was included in this kind of deal. During the 2017/2018 season and the start of the 2018/2019 season, Sumner didn't receive many minutes on the court and mostly played for the NBA G-League team Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

His first NBA start was against the Golden State Warriors after his teammate Victor Oladipo was injured for the season. Sumner signed a three-year contract in 2019 worth $6.48 million.

In the 2020/2021 season, Edmond Sumner's career statistics include:

  • Played in 53 games during the season
  • Started in 24 games
  • Shot 52.5% from the floor
  • Averaged 7.5 points in about 16 minutes per night
  • 1.8 rebounds per game

Earlier in the off-season, the team option on Edmond Sumner's contract was exercised by the Indiana Pacers for the 2021/2022 season.

Indefinite Career Pause for Edmond Sumner Because of an Injury

On the 9th of September, the Indiana Pacers announced via Twitter that Edmond Sumner was injured during an off-season workout. The injury he sustained is a torn left Achilles, and the team benched him indefinitely. They will post updates of his condition whenever they are needed, but for now, the Pacers will have to play without Sumner at the point guard position.

Two of his teammates (Victor Oladipo and Brian Bowen II) expressed their good wishes to Edmond Sumner via Twitter. The Indiana Pacers’ season opener will be on October 20th in Charlotte.

An Achilles tendon rupture is a very serious and unfortunately common injury in sport. The usual recovery time from an Achilles tendon rupture for NBA players is ten months. This means that Edmond Sumner will miss the whole 2021/2022 season and most likely part of the off-season. Players who suffer from this type of injury often miss not only one season (for rehabilitation) but will resume the post-injury peak level at the 2nd season back. That is three years after the injury was suffered, so we can say goodbye to Sumner for the near future and wish him a successful recovery.

How Ronny Turiaf overcame open heart surgery to get on the court for the Los Angeles Lakers

“They are gonna have to f***ing kill me” - How Ronny Turiaf overcame open heart surgery to get on the court for the Los Angeles Lakers

Turiaf’s physical showed that he needed to have open-heart surgery, and despite being told his career may be over, Turiaf battled and eventually made his way back on the court

Shawn-Kemp-min

Shawn Kemp on why he left the Sonics: 'They weren’t going to pay me $100 million'

In 1997, Shawn Kemp left the Sonics because he felt that he deserves to be paid more. He got the deal he wanted with the Cavs but he eventually lost his desire to play.

glen-rice-allan

Glen Rice lauds a Filipino basketball legend: 'He’s up there...You talk about the Larry Birds, Glen Rices, Steph Currys'

Filipino basketball legend Allan Caidic nailed 14 three-pointers in a friendly game with Glen Rice in 2010. A decade later, "G Money" was still in awe of what he had witnessed from his fellow marksman

shaq-o'neal-wilt-chamberlain-kareem-abdul-jabbar-min

"I took it to another level!"-Shaquille O'Neal thinks he was better than Wilt and Kareem

Shaq took inspiration from the great big men and passed them over, in his opinion.

Looming NBA free agency market gave Kyrie Irving a reality check
Play

Kyrie Irving had a reality check with the market

This all relates to the fundamental Kyrie Irving problem; he is unreliable, he doesn't seem fun to play with, and he has a history of bailing on teams. This was simply a reality check for the man operating outside reality.

Draymond Green calls out Skip Bayless in the latest "new media" rant

“People don’t wanna hear that old, dried up, tired stuff that you talking about” -- Draymond Green rips Skip Bayless

The idea of Draymond Green's "new media" movement is to lessen the power of the Steven A. Smiths and Skip Baylesses of the world

Draymond Green admits GSW wouldn’t have won in titles without Kevin Durant

Draymond Green admits GSW wouldn’t have won titles without Kevin Durant: "We would not have beat the Cavs without Kevin”

Draymond Green admits the Golden State Warriors needed Kevin Durant to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017 and 2018.