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Iguodala talks Achilles injury

Andre Iguodala was a very limited participant in the Sixers practice Thursday and says he will be ready for Friday’s Game 3 despite struggling with Achilles tendonitis.

Iguodala talks Achilles injury

“It’s better than it was the last game,” Andre Iguodala said about his Achilles tendonitis. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
“It’s better than it was the last game,” Andre Iguodala said about his Achilles tendonitis. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Andre Iguodala was a very limited participant in the Sixers practice Thursday and says he will be ready for Friday’s Game 3 despite struggling with Achilles tendonitis.

“It’s better than it was the last game,” he said. “It seems to be getting better so I can be closer to full strength on Friday.”

Iguodala mentioned the injury after the Sixers’ win in Game 2 on Tuesday night in Chicago. Asked if he had any doubts about playing, he said, “Not really.”

“I feel like I can think the game even when I am not at full strength. I will still be able to have an effect out there on the court so I will be ready to go.”

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Iguodala seemed to re-injure himself during one of the highlight reel dunks in the blowout, but he said the injury was from “normal wear and tear.”

“It’s a little bit of everything, but the kick definitely brought it back.”

As for coach Doug Collins’ view, “he said it’s still a little tight, but we have until [Friday night] and I expect him to be ready. He did very little [Thursday]. He warmed up and shot a little, but this is the beauty of having two days off between games.”

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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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