The Philadelphia 76ers have lost their leading scorer for likely the remainder of the 2014-2015 NBA season. According to multiple media outlets, Sixers guard Tony Wroten is likely going to miss the rest of the season with a partially torn ACL. Wroten suffered the injury on January 16th during the Sixers game versus the Pelicans.
Tony Wroten suffered a partial ACL tear in his right knee and needs surgery (via @Sixers) pic.twitter.com/AoduBCbq41
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 23, 2015
The Philadelphia 76ers released the following information to the press
“During our game against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 16, Tony Wroten suffered an injury to his right knee. Over the past week, we have worked closely with Tony, our medical and sports performance teams, his representatives, and renowned specialists in order to reach an accurate diagnosis and provide him with the best possible care.
“After this extensive process, it has been determined that Tony sustained a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and that the best course of action for Tony’s basketball career is to repair his ACL surgically. While the precise timing and details of the procedure are still being finalized, what has been determined is that the ACL will need to be surgically repaired.”
Wroten was averaging 16.9 points, 5.2 assists, and 2.9 rebounds prior to the injury.
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