Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten (right knee) isn't expected to resume playing until at least the end of October while he continues to recover from a partially torn ACL, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Wroten sustained the knee injury in late January, which spelled an end to his past season when he went under the knife for surgery.
The point guard hasn't hit any huge snags in his recovery, but the lengthy rehab period will likely knock him out for the start of the 2015-16 campaign. Once healthy, Wroten, along with Kendall Marshall, who is also rehabbing a torn ACL, figure to push Isaiah Canaan for the starting role at the point.
Wroten tore his ACL in January but noted that his rehab is going well and he expects to return at some point during the 2015-16 season.
"Rehab is going great," Wroten said. "I want to be able to play and not worry about it."
That last sentence would seem to imply that Wroten will not be rushing back, and with the Sixers likely to be out of the playoff race early in the year, the team doesn't have much of an incentive to expedite his return.
“No great news,” Brown said. “No new news, just on track, doing well ... We are getting more organized with him. But he’s in great spirits and we look forward to welcoming him back. That will be not for a long time.”
Initially reported as a sprained knee, Wroten partially tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against the Hawks on Jan. 13. Wroten remains the Sixers’ leading scorer at 16.9 points per game.
Brown was unable to provide an update on how the surgery went Tuesday.
His season finished averaging 16.9 points and 5.2 assists in 30 games.
Wroten indicated Tuesday that he was still weighing his options after meeting with specialists, but he has decided to undergo the third operation on his right knee. He'll be sidelined for the remainder of the season as he recovers.
Wroten averaged 16.9 points and 5.2 assists in 30 games.
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