Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thad Young a game-time decision

The Sixers didn’t practice today, but sent word that Thaddeus Young received treatment and is a gametime decision tomorrow against the Houston Rockets.

Thad Young a game-time decision


The Sixers didn’t practice today, but sent word that Thaddeus Young received treatment and is a gametime decision tomorrow against the Houston Rockets.

The play in which he was injured happened as Young was chasing down a loose ball and appeared to have his foot slip out from under him, causing a split-like fall between the Sixers bench and halfcourt.

Upon seeing Young go down, Doug Collins turned his back in grimaced in horror. He thought Young may have done some serious damage.

“I thought he blew out his knee when he slipped on the floor,” said Collins. “It scared me to death. “ Collins made his way to the fallen Young, held his hand for a minute and whispered something in his ear. A hug wasn’t possible at that point.

Also, backup center Tony Battie was relegated to the bench on Monday, suffering from flu-like symptoms. He should be OK for tomorrow night's game.


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