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Friday, September 26, 2014

Sixers Injury Update: Michael Carter-Williams will be limited during training camp


By on 9/26/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers struggled to a 19-win season in 2013-2014, which included a 26-game losing streak. Trying to rebuild, the team drafted Joel Embiid and signed Luc Mbah a Moute to join Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams as a potential solid foundation for the future.  For Carter-Williams, he's coming off a shoulder surgery in May and will be limited during the upcoming training camp.

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As reported by Derek Bodner at SB Nation Liberty Ballers, Carter-Williams, the 11th pick in the 2013 NBA draft, will not participate in every aspect of training camp when it opens on Tuesday.  Carter-Williams is recovering from a shoulder surgery that he had in May.

The good news is that Carter-Williams is ahead of schedule in his rehab, but coach Brett Brown is not sure when he'll be ready for an NBA game.
"I think if you spoke to his doctors they'd say that everything is in fact a little bit ahead of the game. What does that mean in regards to when he's actually going to play an NBA game? We still don't know. I think he's taken his time and handled it really professionally," Brown said about Michael Carter-Williams' rehab. We've taken the restrictions, and through core work, and gaining weight, and form shooting, made the time work."
 Carter-Williams, a 22-year old guard out of Syracuse, averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game in his rookie season.  He joined Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson as only players to average at least 16 points, six rebounds and six assists in their rookie season.



 
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