Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner out indefinitely with toe injury

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner is out indefinitely due to a partial tear of his plantar plate in the big toe of his right foot.

An MRI on Monday revealed the injury, according to a statement from the team.

Turner, 25, is averaging 12.6 points and a league-leading 3.4 blocks per game this season. The NBA Defensive Player of the Year candidate is under contract through the 2022-23 season.

The Pacers have dealt with extended absences from their core players from the start of the season, when T.J. Warren went down with a stress fracture in his left foot.

Indiana traded Victor Oladipo in a deal that brought Caris LeVert to the Pacers January. LeVert went on to miss two months after having a small cancerous mass on his left kidney removed.