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Hawes To See L.A. Specialist

Spencer Hawes won’t be returning to the 76ers lineup anytime soon.

Hawes To See L.A. Specialist

Spencer Hawes won’t be returning to the 76ers lineup anytime soon.

After today’s shootaround the team announced that Hawes would be seeing Dr. Richard Ferkel from the Southern California Orthopedic Institute on Thursday.

Hawes remains out with a sore left Achilles tendon. Initially, the team estimated he would be in a boot for two more weeks, but before Friday's game Hawes said the two-week timetable began when he first went into the boot on Feb 11.

"It's been a frustrating situation, Hawes said. "It will be good to get another opinion and possibly get a realistic time-table."

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Friday's game was the 16th that Hawes has missed in the last 18 due to the injury.

has missed 15 of the last 17 games due to the injury and 16 overall.

“It’s been my experience being around it as I have, for every day you wear a boot, it will take two more once you get out because your leg will atrophy,” Sixers coach Doug Collins said.

Asked when he thought Hawes might return, Collins was inconclusive.

“I would expect him to be out for a while,” Collins said.

Marc Narducci Inquirer Columnist
About this blog

Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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