Indiana Pacers small forward Danny Granger could return to the hardwood sometime in early February, head coach Frank Vogel told Indianapolis radio station 1070 The Fan on Wednesday morning. The team's leading scorer over the past few years, Granger has yet to play this season due to an ongoing knee injury.

After initially hurting his knee during last year's playoffs, Granger has missed every game this season with what's been described as patellar tendinosis in his left knee. While the injury never required surgery, Granger has received at least one injection into his knee since the beginning of the season.