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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Philadelphia 76ers' Sixth Man Tony Wroten Could Return Soon


By on 1/22/2014 09:00:00 PM

Philadelphia 76ers' sixth man Tony Wroten is healing faster than anticipated, and may return to the court sometime in the next week after suffering what was originally deemed as a "serious ankle injury" in last Saturday's 103-78 demolishing by the Chicago Bulls.

The surprisingly talented backup point guard has missed five games this season due to illness or injury. Wroten is one of many adroit young pieces on this 76ers team, and will not rush back to game action as the 82-game season is far from over.
"I don't want to rush any injury," Wroten said. "It's a long season. A sprained ankle, if you don't take care of it, it can go on long in your career. So I'm just taking my time and waiting until I'm back 100 percent."
The youthful 76ers have been excellent on offense this season, residing in the top 14 in points scored, rebounds, and assists. Wroten has been a solid contributor, averaging a very respectable 13.0 points per game off the bench, chipping in 3.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as well.

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The rookie guard from Washington has been ruled out for tonight's game against the New York Knicks, and will likely miss the rest of the weekend (hosting Toronto on Friday, Oklahoma City on Saturday) as well.

Head coach Brett Brown has remained silent on the grade of Wroten's sprain, but has alluded to it being the type of injury to linger without proper treatment.
"He's in an ankle boot and gets the repetitive treatment," coach Brett Brown said of Wroten. "It's been good, just trying to stay on it. But it looks like it could linger for a while."
Wroten stepped awkwardly on the foot of Bulls backup center Nazr Mohammed, writhing in pain on the floor before being helped off the court. He immediately grabbed at his ankle, worrying both the fan base and team personnel in the process.

There will likely be an update on Wroten's status later this weekend, with Sports Injury Alert timely addressing the talented guard's immediate future when the news becomes available.

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