Jason Richardson has been advised by two of the three doctors that have seen his ailing left knee to have season-ending surgery, according to a league-source with knowledge of the situation.
According to a report that first appeared on Yahoo Sports! Richardson, 32, will undergo season-ending surgery on his left knee to repair torn cartilage. The recovery time from the procedure is approximately six-to-nine months.
Late Wednesday night the Sixers denied the report. However, according to the league source, Richardson, who has been seen by prominent knee surgeons in Vail, Colo., and (Dr. Richard Steadman) and more recently in New York by Dr. Jonathan Glashow from Mount Sinai Hospital, has been advised to have the procedure.
The Sixers will update Richardson’s status after a fourth doctor looks at the injury, according to team spokesman Michael Preston.
If Richardson is lost, this leaves the 76ers with Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner as the only projected starters from the starting lineup the Sixers envisioned at the start of the season. Center Andrew Bynum has yet to play a game since being acquired along with Richardson last summer in a four-team, 12-player deal. Bynum has said he expects to return later this month.
On Tuesday the team announced that starting forward Thaddeus Young will miss the next three weeks with a left hamstring strain.