Stephenson still day to day with back injury

Indiana Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson (1) drives around Denver Nuggets shooting guard Randy Foye (4) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Lance Stephenson remains day to day with a bruised lower back after taking a hard fall against Atlanta.

“I knew if I stuck my arm out to catch my balance, I would’ve broken my arm,” said Stephenson. “I just tried to do a little flip and protect my neck at the same time. I’m just happy I fell the way I did.”

While Stephenson did not practice on Thursday, he did shoot around afterwards. They’re hoping his back may be healed up before Friday’s game against the Portland Trailblazers, but there’s no set timeline.

“I’m going to see about tomorrow,” added Stephenson. “Like I said, I’m day to day, and hopefully tomorrow, I’ll be on the floor and help my team win.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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