Indiana Pacers guard Edmond Sumner (5) shoots around the defense of Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday afternoon that guard Edmond Sumner is out indefinitely after suffering a torn left Achilles during an offseason workout.

Sumner, 25, established himself as a regular member of the Pacers' rotation in 2020-21, playing in 53 games and starting 24 while averaging 7.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest. The 2017 second-round pick, who initially joined the team on a two-way contract, has spent four seasons in Indiana. The Pacers exercised his club option for 2021-22 in late July.

Indiana will now have to deal with two significant injuries as training camp begins. Forward T.J. Warren is also out indefinitely as he continues to recover from a stress fracture in his left foot.

The Pacers could still pursue upgrades before the season begins, but as things stand now, Sumner's injury likely means first-round pick Chris Duarte will have a bigger role. His absence could also create more opportunities for third-year guard Kelan Martin, two-way players DeJon Jarreau and Duane Washington Jr., and training camp invitees Nate Hinton, Keifer Sykes and Terry Taylor.

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