Covington (back) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports.
Covington will miss his second straight game due to a lower back contusion after being ruled a game-time decision heading into the contest. The 76ers will bump Dario Saric up to small forward for the contest and Richaun Holmes will get the start in the front court alongside Joel Embiid. Look for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to also see an uptick in minutes off the bench with Covington out.
Dubnyk suffered a lower-body injury during Tuesday's game against the Flames and is questionable to return.
Dubnyk stopped all 10 shots that came his way in the opening frame, but backup Alex Stalock led the troops onto the ice for the second period. It's unclear exactly when this injury was endured, and more information on the nature and severity should be available after the game.
Watson was not targeted during Sunday's 39-38 loss to Pittsburgh.
Watson was on the field for 33 of Baltimore's 64 offensive snaps, but that was only good enough to tie for second among the team's tight ends with Maxx Williams and was eight behind Nick Boyle. Watson is the best receiving tight end on a team that goes heavy in its formations. Still, the veteran has seemed lost in the shuffle at times, failing to top 45 yards receiving in any game since Week 2. The trend is moving downward, but the good news is that Watson takes on Week 2's opponent, the Cleveland Browns, this Sunday.
Grimes posted three tackles (two solo) and recorded his third interception of the season in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Lions.
The veteran defensive back was part of a secondary that allowed Matthew Stafford to rack up 381 passing yards, but he was able to grab his third interception of the season in the second quarter on a deep throw intended for Kenny Golladay. Grimes has logged all three picks in the last seven games, and one more interception over the final three games would give him at least four for five consecutive seasons.
Embiid (back) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The 76ers labeled Embiid a game-time decision heading into Tuesday evening's game even after he was able to participate in the morning's shootaround. The star big man missed the team's previous two games while nursing a sore back. It remains to be seen if the team will be cautious with his minutes in an attempt to avoid aggravating the issue. Embiid has logged more than 30 minutes in six of his previous seven games.