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Danny Granger Injured: Pacers Star To Miss 3 Weeks With Calf Injury

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Danny Granger of the Indiana Pacers shoots during practice during the 2013 Global Games on October 12, 2013 at the Taipei Arena in Taipei, Taiwan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images) | Getty

INDIANAPOLIS -- INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pacers swingman Danny Granger will miss the first three weeks of the season with a left calf injury.

Granger missed the last several preseason games with the injury, and the Pacers said Monday that they are holding Granger out as a "precautionary measure" to ensure he is ready to play when he returns.

Last season, Granger missed all but five games with a tendon injury in his left knee.

The team said there is no concern about the previously injured knee.

Granger is expected to play a key role for Indiana this season as it tries to dethrone two-time NBA champion Miami.

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