Just as the Philadelphia 76ers looked to be turning a corner, they suffered an unfortunate break. In the first half of the Sixers’ matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, Tyrese Maxey suffered an ankle injury which forced him out of the game. This occurred with 1:34 remaining in the first half when Maxey was attacking the basket on a fast break. He stepped on the foot of Jevon Carter when attempting to explode into the air. The 22-year-old was in obvious pain following the injury and went to the locker room with a notable limp after shooting his free throws.

Here is the video of Maxey rolling his ankle

Was clearly in quite a bit of pain after it and went to the lockerroom after he shot the free throws

Obviously long-term is the concern but don’t see the Sixers winning this game if he doesn’t return pic.twitter.com/q9jItN9UF1

— Sean Barnard (@Sean_Barnard1) November 19, 2022

What We Know About The Injury

Maxey has never been one to be held down by injuries and has been a model of durability throughout his young NBA career. He was clearly in an immense amount of pain and let out a few screams in pain as he attempted to walk it off. The referees also called the Sixers guard for a delay of game while he attempted to work through the pain which was in poor taste. Maxey did not come out of the locker room with the Sixers to start the second half and was ruled out for the remainder of the game shortly after.

Tyrese Maxey just tweaked his ankle, shot some free throws and headed straight to the Sixers locker room, hope its just a tape up and he’s back 2nd half pic.twitter.com/zX9ZaOAxVe

— Ted Buddwell 🏀🏈 (@TedBuddy8) November 19, 2022

The Sixers had the Kentucky product go for X-rays immediately which thankfully came back negative. He will undergo MRIs on Saturday where there will be a more complete picture painted of what the injury is. Maxey was in the process of having a stellar game before the injury. In the first half, he tallied 22 points, five assists, and four rebounds while shooting 9-12 from the field.

Tyrese Maxey tweaked his ankle on this play after stepping on Jevon Carter’s foot 🙏

Maxey in the first half:
24 points
4 rebounds
5 assists

9-of-12 FG
3-of-4 3PT

20 minutespic.twitter.com/TwOnLtLKiP

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Source:: Heavy.com


Tyrese Maxey Is Latest Member of Sixers Bit by Injury Bug

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