The starting forward for the Pacers is almost back. Granger, recovering from knee surgery is nearing his sixth month of rehab.
Granger did a Q&A with Dime Magazine, in which he revealed that he expects to play in the preseason.
Dime: Are you restricted at all in the stuff you can do, or are you full-on right now?
DG: I’m still in the middle of my rehab. I’m in a six month rehab; I won’t be six months out until October 5th…so I’m progressing to playing — I’m playing now, but I’m progressing on schedule and I’m still in the midst of my rehab.
Dime: Do you think that October 5th date is within reach, and you’ll be able to play in the preseason to get back into the flow?
DG: Yeah. I anticipate playing in the preseason. I definitely do.
Granger could be the missing piece Indiana needs to overcome Miami.