It’s been a bit of a rough week for the Philadelphia 76ers. In the latest news, guard James Harden is expected to miss a month with a sprained ligament in his right foot. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news.
ESPN sources: Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden has strained right hamstring and is expected to miss a month. pic.twitter.com/LHEIucfbFj
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 3, 2022
Harden suffered the injury during the Sixers’ loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. The injury comes after recovering from an injury that plagued him most of last season. Harden has played 330 minutes this season, second in the league behind teammate Tyrese Maxey.
So far this season, Harden is averaging a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds per game. He is also grabbing seven rebounds in nine games played. The Sixers have won three of their last four games after starting 1-4. Outside of Harden, expect Tyrese Maxey to carry more of the load next to Joel Embiid.
Harden’s injury comes after the NBA fined the organization earlier this week. The league picked up two future second-round picks after the investigative team committed a disruptive violation.
The 76ers have 13 games left in November. The current timeline puts James Harden’s return in early December.