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Thaddeus Young out three weeks with hamstring strain

Feb 5, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

Philadelphia is going to be without their best big man this season — their second leading scorer and leading rebounder — for about the next three weeks.

Thaddeus Young will be out that long with a strained hamstring suffered Monday night against the Orlando Magic, reports Dei Lynam at CSNPhilly.com.

Thaddeus Young underwent an MRI this morning and it determined he has a grade one left hamstring strain and will be out of the line up approximately three weeks.

Hamstring injuries are a little hard to predict, they heal slowly and are easy to aggravate if you come back a little too quickly. The Sixers need to be patient here.

Except that the Sixers remain three games back of Boston for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East. A Boston team that has won four in a row. The Sixers have to find a way to hold it all together without young’s 15 points a game (on 52 percent shooting) and 7.4 rebounds a game.

  1. phillyphannn83 - Feb 5, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    great…

  2. phillyrox - Feb 5, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Terrible he’s hurt. Great that he’s finally getting some national attention. He’s easily top 5 underrated player in the association.

  3. taron2in1 - Feb 5, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Trade Turner now!!!!

  4. Distinguished Male - Feb 5, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    I’ve loved this guy ever since he was a rookie. Picked him up in NBA2k and did ridiculous things, so I’ve always liked him way beyond what he was actually capable of.

    Until this year. He’s arrived. His smarts finally caught up with his athleticism. I love watching his game, because he doesn’t force anything. Everything he does is within the flow of the game. He’s always positioning himself for a putback or a tip out, and he makes everything he does just look smooth. Good lucky Philly, and get well Thad.

  5. fanz928 - Feb 5, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    The clippers would love turner

  6. captainwisdom8888 - Feb 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    damn thad….

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