Sunday, February 14, 2016

Xavier Silas feeling better after surgery

The Sixers’ Xavier Silas had successful facial surgery Saturday to fuse several sinus fractures after he was injured in Friday’s summer league finale in Orlando.

Xavier Silas feeling better after surgery

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Xavier Silas played in the final two regular-season games and two playoff games with the Sixers last season. (Duane Burleson/AP file photo)
Xavier Silas played in the final two regular-season games and two playoff games with the Sixers last season. (Duane Burleson/AP file photo)

The Sixers’ Xavier Silas had successful facial surgery Saturday to fuse several sinus fractures after he was injured in Friday’s summer league finale in Orlando.

Silas took an elbow to the head from teammate Solo Jones and also suffered a concussion. He went up to block a shot and was hit. He fell into a row of chairs courtside.

A spokesman said he had no further information on Silas’ status.

In a text message to teammate Evan Turner that Turner posted Sunday on Twitter, Silas wrote, “Feel better. Meds just having me sleeping a lot. Tell them I’m feeling stronger already. Tell em the young snake said that.”

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Silas, who went undrafted out of Northern Illinois, spent most of the season with the NBA Developmental League and then played in the final two regular-season games and two playoff games with the Sixers.

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