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West (ankle) could return to the lineup as early as Friday against the Magic, Candace Buckner of The Indy Star reports.

The report also means that West will not play Wednesday versus the Spurs, but the news is still good news for owners. If West doesn't enter the lineup Friday, his next chance to play would be Saturday on the road against the Cavaliers.

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West (ankle) participated in light practice activities Friday.

West is looking to make his season debut sometime in the next week or two, and it's a good sign he's at least participating in practice in a limited fashion. The Pacers have games on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday next week, so we'll see if he can give it a go for one of those matchups.

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West (ankle) is slated to miss at least three more games.

West is yet to play this season as he continues to nurse what looks to be a rather serious ankle sprain. The Pacers' next three games come Wednesday (Charlotte), Saturday (Phoenix) and Monday (Dallas), so if that timetable holds up, West's next chance to play will be next Wednesday (Nov. 26) versus San Antonio. Expect to continue to see more of Chris Copeland and Luis Scola so long as West remains out.

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West (ankle) will not play in Saturday's game against the Bulls.

West has yet to suit up this season, but he can still be considered day-to-day. The Pacers won't play again until Wednesday against the Hornets.

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West (ankle) will not play Friday.

He has yet to make his season debut, and should be considered day-to-day going forward, although the Pacers have shown little urgency in getting their injured players back on the court this season.

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West (ankle) will remain out Wednesday.

There is a chance West could return Friday, but owners should take a pessimistic approach with all of the Pacers' injured players, as the team has no incentive to rush them back. Luis Scola will continue to benefit from West's absence.

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West (ankle) could return to action by the end of next week.

Coach Frank Vogel provided the status update after Saturday's game. If this timetable holds, West will likely miss games Monday and Wednesday before a possible return Friday against the Nuggets.

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West (ankle) has been ruled out for at least another week.

West is still experiencing pain in his ankle, and it's severe enough that the team's medical staff has already ruled him out for the upcoming week. That means West will miss at least four more games, as the Pacers face the Bucks (Tuesday), Wizards (Wednesday), Celtics (Friday) and Wizards (again, Saturday) in the coming days. West will likely be re-evaluated over the weekend in advance of next Monday's matchup with the Jazz. Expect Luis Scola and Chris Copeland to continue to see increased run in West's stead.

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West (ankle) will miss at least the first three games of the regular season.

He had hoped to be ready for the start of the season, but this shouldn't be a huge surprise, considering how serious the ankle sprain was. Luis Scola figures to start at power forward for the Pacers in the first three games, and West will be reevaluated prior to the Nov. 4 game against Milwaukee.

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West (ankle) says he expects to be ready for the start of the regular season.

It sounds like he's dealing with a pretty serious ankle sprain, and was wearing a walking boot and using a cane Monday, but West's optimism for the season opener is a good sign.