Smith (foot/illness) is expected to play this season, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Smith, in regards to his Jones fracture, was expected to return in December. However, he was forced to undergo a thoracoscopy in late September due to an allergic reaction to a food product. He's been in recovery since. A timetable has not been provided, but general manager Elton Brand expects the rookie to make his NBA debut sometime this year.
Smith (foot) underwent a successful thoracoscopy Wednesday and is currently recovering, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Smith reportedly was forced to undergo the procedure due to an allergic reaction to a food product, so this has nothing to do with the Jones fracture that he had already been rehabbing. What exactly this means for his timetable for a return is uncertain at this point in time, but Smith had previously been cleared for full weight-bearing activities and he had been expecting to return to action at some point in December. Keep an eye out for additional updates from the organization as he progresses in his recovery.
Smith (foot) has been cleared for full weight-bearing activities, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
The rookie sustained a Jones fracture to his left foot back in August, but all indications are that he's progressing well and continuing to aim for a return around the turn of the new year. The Sixers indicated Friday that they'll reevaluate Smith in roughly a month, at which point it should become more clear when the Texas Tech product might be able to return to game action.
Smith has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his left foot and is slated to undergo surgery later this week, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. He's also reportedly seeking a second opinion.
The first-round selection out of Texas Tech suffered the injury Monday during development camp in Las Vegas. An official timetable for a return has yet to be announced, though Smith may be able to make a return toward the middle, or late part, of the season. Still, the injury takes away valuable time away from the rookie to get comfortable at the NBA level in a training camp setting.
Smith sustained a left foot injury Monday while taking part in a development camp in Las Vegas. He will be evaluated in Philadelphia later this week.
The 76ers are expected to provide an update on Smith's status shortly after team doctors are able to evaluate him. The rookie first-round pick out of Texas Tech previously suited up in six summer league contests for the 76ers, averaging 7.6 points (on 32.1 percent shooting from the field), 2.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds and one steal in 24.6 minutes per contest. If the injury impacts Smith's availability for training camp, it would only make playing time more difficult to come by for the wing in his first season in Philadelphia.
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