Saturday, December 20, 2014

Add Iguodala to the wounded

It was not a good day for prominent Philadelphia athletes and injuries.

Add Iguodala to the wounded

Andre Iguodala is listed as day-to-day with right knee chondromalacia. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)
Andre Iguodala is listed as day-to-day with right knee chondromalacia. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)

It was not a good day for prominent Philadelphia athletes and injuries.

Brad Lidge was shut down with elbow tendinitis.

Chris Pronger will have surgery on his broken right hand and wil be out 3-4 weeks.

The trifecta came late last night, when the Sixers announced that Andre Iguodala is listed as day-to-day with right knee chondromalacia. Iguodala was on the trainer's table getting treatment when reporters were allowed in the locker room in Salt Lake City.

In case that medical term does not sound familiar, it is the same word Phillies team physician Michael Ciccotti used last week to describe the condition in Chase Utley's knee.

Of course, no two situations are alike and the severity of Iguodala's injury is unclear. That he is listed as day-to-day has to be considered a good sign. We know that rest is the biggest thing needed to help heal, but rest is not exactly something he is likely to get with 15 games remaining in the regular season. The Sixers have just begin a stretch of 4 games in 6 nights.

Igoudala played 38 minutes last night in an overtime loss to Utah and had a team-high 23 points. along with six assists and six rebounds. He had 14 of his points in the fourth quarter when the sixers stormed back to force overtime.

The Sixers are at the Clippers on Wednesday night.

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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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