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Friday, October 10, 2014

Sixers Injury Update: Michael Carter-Williams could miss start of regular season


By on 10/10/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday by the score of 106-92. The win improved the 76ers to 1-1 on the preseason. Tony Wroten lead the 76ers balanced scoring attack with 15 points and seven assists in 22 minutes. The 76ers were without second-year guard Michael Carter-Williams, who is still recovering from shoulder surgery. He's not expected to play in the preseason and could also miss the beginning of the regular season..

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I reported on September 26 that Carter-Williams is ahead of schedule in his rehab from shoulder surgery he had in May, but coach Brett Brown is not sure when he'll be ready for an NBA game

An update on Carter-Williams, as reported by Dei Lynam of CSNPhilly.com, is that he has not participated in any contact basketball since the surgery and could miss the season opener on October 29 against the Indiana Pacers.

Brown is pleased with what Carter-Williams has been able to do, but admits that he needs more time to be game ready.
"I see a stronger body including his shoulder. I see a more fit player including his wind and cardio stuff. I think that he is going on the path that we anticipated. What does that translate into him playing physical, five-on-five basketball? I still think he is a few weeks away."
Wroten will start in the absence of Carter-Williams with the two seeing time together on the floor when Carter-Williams returns.

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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