NBA News: Sixers starter Danny Green seriously injured
Danny Green suffered a cruciate ligament tear in game 6 of the second playoff round against the Miami Heat and a tear of the outer ligament in the left knee. The Sixers starter threatens to miss a large part of the coming season.
The Sixers announced the diagnosis on Friday after an MRI was carried out after the 90: 99 defeat against Miami in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and the associated playoff. Green had already injured himself in the first quarter when Joel Embiid crashed into his knees.
In conversation with reporters, the 34-year-old had confidently commented on Friday afternoon that it was not a serious injury. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
A cruciate ligament tear often draws a break of about twelve months, so Green could miss a large part, if not the entire 2022/23 season. In June, the 3-and-D specialist will be 35 years old to build on his old level of performance, so it could be a big challenge.
Green is still under contract with the Sixers until 2023, but his $ 10 million are not guaranteed. So he could be released so that Philadelphia gets his salary from the Salary Cap.
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The triple NBA champion with the Spurs, Raptors and Lakers was one of the most reliable shooters in the Sixers team in the past season. On average, however, he only put up 5.9 points and 2.5 rebounds at 38.0 percent of downtown.