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Report: Sixers Xavier Silas suffers serious head injury

Jul 13, 2012, 1:47 PM EST

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Xavier Silas, the former Northern Illinois star who was added to the Sixers Orlando Summer League roster, has reportedly suffered a pretty serious head injury in the final game in that league.

Here is the tweet from Brian Levy, the Director of Player Personnel for the D-League’s Bakersfield Jam, who was on hand. (Hat tip to Liberty Ballers.)

Sixers Xavier Silas with a significant head injury here in Orlando. Possible skull fracture is the worry

Levy says Silas was defending the Piston’s Casper Ware on Ware’s drive when a center came over to block the shot and all of them fell into the first row of chairs.

Xavier is the son of former NBA player James Silas. The younger Silas is an undrafted shooting guard who played in Europe and the D-League during the lockout, plus got a 10-day contract with the Sixers at the end of the season and played in two games for Philly.

Our thoughts are with him and his family. Hopefully this is not as serious as feared.

  1. reesesteel23 - Jul 13, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Damn!…messed up….get well

  2. njbucsfan - Jul 13, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Wish a speedy recovery

  3. swingondeesenuts - Jul 13, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    As long as this isn’t too serious, he’ll actually end up better off getting an injury settlement from the team as he had no chance to make the regular roster.

    Good luck to him…

  4. raidmagic - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Oh not good. Hope everything turns out well

  5. phillyphan83 - Jul 15, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Geez, no update?

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