Midway through the Philadelphia 76ers‘ battle against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday night, Tyrese Maxey came up hopping after a drive, clearly in a great deal of discomfort. After the game, it was reported that the Sixers’ young star would be undergoing an MRI on Saturday to determine the damage.
The results of said MRI have revealed a small fracture in Maxey’s foot that will cause him to miss 3-4 weeks of action, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Sixers’ electric guard — with a somehow even more electric personality — suffered the injury while driving late in the second quarter after playing 21 of 24 potential first-half minutes (technically, 21 of 22.2 minutes as 1:36 remained on the clock).
Maxey is not expected to undergo surgery for the injury — thankfully — but missing a month of basketball will have a certain impact on the team and on Maxey as he eventually works his way back on the court.
Philadelphia is already without one star — James Harden — and is without Furkan Korkmaz, Jaden Springer, and possibly still Tobias Harris (who missed the Bucks game due to injury). On top of all of this, the team has an available roster spot that has been open since the start of the season. Perhaps, now is the time to utilize it.
In his third year, Tyrese Maxey had taken yet another leap for the Sixers, averaging 22.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.4 assists (all career-highs) while slashing 46.2/42.2/73.8 shooting percentages.