Iguodala will be 'game-time decision'

After a light practice on Tuesday in Los Angeles, the Sixers announced that the injured Andre Iguodala (chrondomalacia of the right knee) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday night's game against the Clippers.

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Following Monday's loss in Utah, the Sixers' lockerroom looked like a M*A*S*H unit, with many players having ice bags taped to different parts of their aching bodies.

On the trainer's table, trainer Kevin Johnson was working on the right knee of Andre Iguodala, who had just had a terrific second half in bringing the Sixers back from a 21-point deficit in what turned out to be an overtime loss.

Later that night, the Sixers announced that Iguodala had chrondomalacia of the right knee. What that means is that the cartilage that is under the kneecap that usually moves smoothly over the joint is irritated, causing the pain.

The injury is most commonly known as "runner's knee." A person with knowledge told me that the only real remedy is plenty of rest. The person also said that a baseball player having the condition, like Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, is far less severe than a basketball player, who needs to run and jump and bend the joint continuously.

The Sixers are holding a partial team practice this afternoon in Los Angeles in preparation for their game tomorrow night with the Clippers. Hope to hear more aboue Iguodala after that.

Stay tuned.

 


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