"If he does come back, it's going to be awhile," Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. "We've got to go on the idea that this may be it as far as who we have available. There's a very slight chance he could return before the season is over."
Tinsley has been sidelined for nearly two months with a foot injury that doctors have yet to diagnose. Tinsley has spent nearly a week in Manhattan seeing a specialist, Dr. William Hamilton. The Pacers are expected to talk with Hamilton today.