Sunday , Feb , 28 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Pacers Don’t Expect Hansbrough back this Season

Indiana Pacers coach Jim O’Brien said he doesn’t think rookie Tyler Hansbrough will return to the lineup this season.

O’Brien, speaking on his weekly radio show on WFNI-1070 AM, said there’s probably not enough time remaining in the season for Hansbrough to get back.

"I’m not sure we’re going to have Tyler back this year," O’Brien said. "His difficulties might last throughout this year. If he got better in three weeks, he would have to recondition and I don’t know if it would be in his best interest to make a showing."

Hansbrough has missed 23 of the past 27 games because of an inner ear infection. He suffered constant dizziness in the four games he played.