Doc Rivers unsure if Danny Green will rejoin Sixers for rest of the trip
The Philadelphia 76ers were dealt another blow in Saturday’s 117-111 loss to the Indiana Pacers. They were already down the likes of Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle due to the health and safety protocols, but they then lost veteran guard Danny Green to an injury in the second half.
Green finished with 14 points and he was a big help in helping the Sixers get back involved in this one, but he left in the third quarter with left hamstring tightness. This is the same injury that held Green out of action earlier in the season.
After the game was over, coach Doc Rivers addressed the Green situation as he is unsure if the veteran will be able to be with the team over the final five games of their current road trip.
“I don’t know,” said Rivers. “I know he’s injured. I think it’s the same one. KJ (trainer Kevin Johnson) sitting next to me and said it’s not as bad. I don’t know what that means. So, we’ll see.”
When Green initially hurt the injury, Rivers said he would be out for a while. Instead, he only missed a couple of games which begs the question of whether he came back a little too early.
“I don’t second guess the doctors,” he stated. “We have a terrific medical staff and our guys have been absolutely wonderful and so this happens though in sports. You come back you’re healthy. I would say if that had happened on the first night, yeah, but it didn’t so I would say no. Just calf injuries are tricky. They always happen.”
Rivers then corrected himself. He initially said calf, but it is the hamstring injury that is bothering Green.
“That tells you how much I ask about medical,” Rivers said.
Philadelphia will take on the Utah Jazz on Tuesday to continue the trip.
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