Sport 76ers’ Zhaire Smith to miss Orlando restart due to bone bruise in knee

08:42  01 july  2020
08:42  01 july  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Philadelphia’s Zhaire Smith suffers bone bruise in knee, out for restart

  Philadelphia’s Zhaire Smith suffers bone bruise in knee, out for restart He is expected to be recovered and ready for next season.The second-year guard out suffered a bone bruise in his knee and is now not headed to Orlando, something reported by Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

76 ers ' Zhaire Smith : May have long-term stay in G League. by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire. G League Delaware coach Connor Johnson said Sunday that he expects Smith to remain with the affiliate for the foreseeable future before rejoining the 76 ers once the regular season ends, Ky Carlin of USA Today

Rookie Zhaire Smith may miss the entire season. Smith will be sidelined till early in 2019 after thoracoscopy surgery due to an allergic The Philadelphia 76 ers announced that Smith would not play during the 2018 calendar year but according to The Ringer, he may miss the entire season.

The Philadelphia 76ers will not have Zhaire Smith available for the restarted season in Orlando in July.

Philly could have trouble filling the roster spot. © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Philly could have trouble filling the roster spot.

Smith has a bone bruise in his left knee and began experiencing symptoms before the team had its training camp in anticipation of the resumed season.

Smith only appeared in seven games this season and was hardly a factor (1.1 points in 4.6 minutes per game), but there are other consequences to Philly beyond not having him available.

As Derek Bodner notes, because the injury occurred prior to training camp, the Sixers will not be eligible for a replacement player.

Smith was the No. 16 overall pick in 2018. Philly enters the restart tied with Indiana for fifth in the East with a 39-26 record. They have managed to win a good amount despite some chemistry issues.

Boston “going to move very slowly” with Kemba Walker return to play .
Expect limited minutes in the seeding games, the target is the playoffs.Which is why the Celtics are going to be cautious with Walker and his troublesome left knee, do a little load management early, and target the postseason for him to go all out, coach Brad Stevens told reporters, via A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston.

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