Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Lou out with broken jaw

*A quick addition here from the Garden: just read this Tweet from Marc Spears' of Yahoo! Sports: "AI's personal mgr Gary Moore tells Y! Sports AI is retiring." -- so take that for what it's worth.

Lou out with broken jaw

Lou Williams will miss tonight´s game against the Celtics because of a broken jaw. (Michael Bryant / Staff Photographer )
Lou Williams will miss tonight's game against the Celtics because of a broken jaw. (Michael Bryant / Staff Photographer )

*A quick addition here from the Garden: just read this Tweet from Marc Spears' of Yahoo! Sports: "AI's personal mgr Gary Moore tells Y! Sports AI is retiring." -- so take that for what it's worth.

And here's the news on Lou: 

76ers point guard Lou Williams will miss tonight's game against the Boston Celtics because of a fracture to his jaw. Williams caught an elbow in last night's loss to the Washington Wizards, although it was unknown he was injured during the game -- or after the game. Williams received an X-ray today, revealing the injury.

The Sixers have yet to set a timetable for Williams. They said he will be evaluated tomorrow, upon the team's return to Philly. Although no exact timetable has been set, it does appear Williams will miss at least a little while, he posted on Twitter, "The places my career takes me. Just learned I have a fractured jaw. Gonna be out for a little while ..."

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Although it's still a couple of hours before game time, look for rookie Jrue Holiday to get the start in place of Williams.

Power forward Elton Brand, who sat the final 16 minutes of last night's game with tightness and soreness in his right hamstring, is still listed as a game-time decision.

If you were following Deep Sixer on Twitter, you would have had the Williams news about an hour ago. If you want to follow, click here: Deep Sixer. You can check out the video of Williams talking after last night's game, no real sign of the broken jaw. 

Until later ...

--Kate

About this blog

Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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