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Victor Oladipo expresses gratitude in heartfelt, brutally honest IG post

Jesse Reed
Victor Oladipo prior to a game against the Hornets
Jan 20, 2019; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) warms up wearing a t-shirt honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before the game against the Charlotte Hornets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers forward Victor Oladipo is out for the foreseeable future with a ruptured quad tendon suffered earlier this week — an injury that’s hitting him hard.

Here’s the full message Oladipo shared with his Instagram followers:

“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.”

Clearly this is a difficult circumstance he’s dealing with. And while it’s certainly a gut punch his ability to look for the silver lining is incredible.

The NBA community was heartbroken to see Oladipo go down with such a brutal injury. One of the most respected players in the Association, he’ll be missed for as long as he’s out of commission.

Before suffering the season-ending injury, Oladipp was averaging 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.7 steals per game.