Philadelphia 76ers InjuriesUp to the minute news on Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
MIAMI - On the night that reserve center Jahlil Okafor made his season debut, the 76ers announced that another reserve center Nerlens Noel will have surgery.
The 76ers are about to embark on an uncomfortable era. They head into Wednesday's season-opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder decimated by injuries. Despite this summer's high expectations, the Sixers aren't expected to produce much more than the 15.6 wins they averaged the past three seasons.
THERE HAVEN'T BEEN many luxuries afforded to Brett Brown, now in his fourth season as 76ers head coach. Rosters have turned more quickly than the leaves do at this time of the year. There have been changes to positions above him, and the injuries accumulate almost as quickly as losing streaks.
WASHINGTON - It's hard to give an accurate assessment of the 76ers because of all of the injuries. But Thursday night's product was bad. It would have been worse if Joel Embiid hadn't played.
Aaron Gordon knows exactly what Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons is going through.Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, recently fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot and had surgery to repair the bone. During his rookie season, Gordon fractured the fifth...
SHORTLY AFTER the long list of 76ers who weren't going to participate in Thursday's game against Washington in the preseason home opener was delivered, Brett Brown met with the media and conveyed that there's a sentence that is uttered at nearly every meeting: Deliver them to Opening Night.
AMHERST, Mass. - The 76ers will tell you they're being cautious with Jahlil Okafor. They don't want to rush the 6-foot-11, 265-pound center back onto the court after surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. That injury cost the second-year player the final 23 games of his rookie season.
NOW THAT the foot injury to Ben Simmons has been absorbed for another few hours and reality starts to take hold and logical thoughts form, it's an appropriate time to look at the immediate future of the 76ers. Let the mourning subside. Throw away thoughts of jinxes and hexes and punishments for tanking (although the arguments are compelling), and allow yourself to calmly look ahead as to where this team might be going and the route it might take to get there.
SANTA BARBARA – The injury sent a painful jolt to Philadelphia rookie forward Ben Simmons as he nursed a broken right foot. The 76ers also absorbed a psychological blow as they lost their No. 1 pick for an indefinite amount of time. As much as...