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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

No timetable for return for 76ers' guard Tony Wroten


By on 1/21/2014 04:00:00 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Washington Wizards on Monday by the score of 107-99.  The loss dropped the 76ers to 13-28, last in the Atlantic Division.  Guard Tony Wroten, who sprained his ankle in the game against the Bulls on Saturday, was in a walking boot and unable to play against the Wizards.  There is currently no timetable for his return.

As reported by Dei Lynam of CSNPhilly.com, the injury to Wroten may not be as bad as initially thought when Wroten went down clutching his ankle.  Coach Brett Brown indicated that there wasn't as much swelling as was expected and Wroten isn't in as much pain as expected such a short time following the injury.  Those appear to be good signs that Wroten may return sooner than initially thought.


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Wroten missed two games earlier this season with a lower-back strain and another two games with flu-like symptoms. 

Wroten will most likely be out tomorrow against the Knicks. Assuming he cannot go, expect James Anderson, Elliot Williams and Hollis Thompson to get the bulk of the minutes beside Michael Carter-Williams in the back court. 

Wroten is averaging 13 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. The second-year guard has seven games of 20 or more points this season, with a high of 24 points against the New Orleans Pelicans on November 29. 

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