Sunday, May 3, 2015

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.

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.

--Kate

About this blog

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

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.

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