Headaches behind him, Maalik Wayns returns to normal

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Maalik Wayns. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Maalik Wayns admits that the head injury he suffered in the final game of the preseason had him scared.

“It lasted a couple of weeks and I didn’t know what it was,” Wayns said of the headaches that followed. “I didn’t have a concussion but I was having headaches and feeling sleepy.

“You don’t want a lingering head injury, that’s the worst,” Wayns said following the team’s practice on Thursday.” Especially when they can’t find out what’s wrong with you. You keep getting these headaches. I’m thankful that I’m not getting them anymore.”

Now that he’s back to himself, the speedy Wayns is back in the rotation, appearing in each of the last six games after appearing in just five of the team’s first 12. With Royal Ivey out (right groin strain) of Friday’s game at Wells Fargo Center against Boston, Waayns can expect to see heavy duty on Friday and probably on Saturday, when the Sixers play at Boston.

Over the last five games Wayns is averaging 5.2 points (26 total) after scoring a total of 2 points his first six games.

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