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Monday, January 20, 2014

76ers' Tony Wroten could have a serious ankle injury

By on 1/20/2014 04:00:00 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers got blown out by the Chicago Bulls on Saturday by the score of 103-78. It was their sixth loss in their last seven games and dropped to 13-27 on the season.  If that wasn't bad enough, they lost sixth man Tony Wroten to what appeared to be a serious right-ankle sprain. 

As reported by Keith Pompey at, Wroten injured his ankle in the second quarter stepping on the foot of Bulls' center Nazr Mohammed.  Wroten remained on the floor for several seconds, holding on to his ankle in obvious pain. When play was stopped, Wroten was examined on the floor and helped to the bench by teammates.

Coach Brett Brown wouldn't speculate as to how long Wroten may be out.
"It's unfair for me to guess [how long he will be out]. As I said . . . that's all we can give right now. It looked bad. But in relation to how long, we are just saying day-to-day at this stage."

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Wroten has already missed two games earlier this season with a lower-back strain and two more with flu-like symptoms and a migraine. 

James Anderson, who also left the game against the Bulls with a knee to the lower back, is expected to get the bulk of the minutes at shooting guard. But if he cannot go, expect Hollis Thompson to start and Elliott Williams to get extended playing time off the bench.

Wroten is in his first season with the 76ers, after a season with the Memphis Grizzlies.  He is averaging 13 points and 3.4 rebounds per game this season.


  1. The amount of foot/ankle injuries this season is getting ridiculous.