It's been a devastating couple of days for Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Pacers. The Indy star was having a fantastic season until he went down with a ruptured quad tendon just a few days ago. He's been ruled out for the remainder of the season, and his process to rehabilitation will be complicated.
The Pacers aren't taking the news lightly either, as they will have to go without their main star for the foreseeable future.
In light of the news, Oladipo took to social media, where he sent out this hear-felt message to the community:
I can’t even lie the last few months have been really tough for not only me but for my family as well. You give it your all, literally your blood, sweat and tears to the game you love and things like this happen. No matter how much hard work and effort you put into perfecting your craft you cannot predict the challenges you’ll face ahead. But there is always that point in time where you wonder why it’s happening to you. You even wonder if there was something you could have done differently to prevent the outcome. The confusion, the contemplation, the anger, the sadness and the tears that flow frequently come, but they never last. The amount of support, love and prayers that I have received over the past few days have been breathtaking and has truly inspired me to come back even better than before. Thank you to everyone including all my teammates, pacer fans and staff. Thank you to all the NBA fans around the world and all my brothers around the league who texted, called, tweeted and posted me I am truly thankful. It’s going to be tough but tough times don’t last tough people do. It’s time for me to truly practice what I preach and trust my God in heaven and the plan he has for me. I will be back better than ever and if you question that well, thank you. Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world! I am #UnBreakable.
The 2017-18 Most Improved Player was in the middle of another breakout season, leading the Pacers to one the East's best record. no doubt, it will be a tough road ahead, but it seems like Oladipo is ready to face it and come back stronger than ever.
We're all rooting for him.