Speights out 6-to-8 weeks

76ers second-year big man Marreese Speights could miss up to two months with a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

With 9 minutes, 38 seconds left in the fourth quarter of last night's game against the Chicago Bulls, Speights grimaced and grabbed his left knee. It was on a defensive possession. Speights went back to the locker room with the Sixers trainer and did not return.

After the game, the Sixers said Speights would be evaluated further today. That further evaluation -- an MRI this morning -- revealed the partial tear. Sixers team doctor, Jack McPhilemy, said Speights will be out approximately six to eight weeks.


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