INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Indiana Pacers forward Ike Diogu tore his left calf muscle during practice and the team expects he'll be out four to six weeks.
Diogu, who started the season-opener for injured Jermaine O'Neal, averaged 13.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in the Pacers' first three wins. He hurt his calf during practice Tuesday.
``It happens. Injuries are part of the game,'' Diogu said. ``It was like somebody threw a rock at the back of my leg, so I knew it was going to be something pretty serious.''
The 6-foot-8 Diogu came to the Pacers as part of a multiplayer trade with Golden State last season.
``I really feel terrible for Ike,'' coach Jim O'Brien after Wednesday's shootaround. ``The good thing is we have some depth up front that should be able to step up.''
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