SIXERS' JRUE HOLIDAY ROLLS ANKLE, JAMS THUMB IN LOSS TO ATLANTA HAWKS
Jrue Holiday rolled his right ankle in the second quarter and jammed his left thumb in the fourth quarter of the Sixers' 107-96 loss at Philips Arena. The all-star point guard said he's fine and doesn't expect to miss time because of the bumps and bruises.
Afterward, Holiday had ice bags wrapped around both knees and a third taped to his left hand.
“What can I say? I'm getting old,” the 22-year-old said.
Holiday suffered the ankle injury toward the end of the second quarter, when he blocked Atlanta's Devin Harris from behind. Holiday took a tumble after the snuff and was slow to get up. Though it looked as though Holiday also had rolled his ankle Tuesday on a layup attempt against Boston, Holiday said he didn't.
“I rolled my ankle today. At halftime, toward the end of the half,” Holiday said. “It's cool, though. I rolled it a little bit. It's nothing severe or anything.”
As for his thumb...?
“I jammed my thumb. Nothing serious,” said Holiday, who said the ice on his left hand was “just preventative.”
If Holiday's game (3-for-12 from the floor for 11 points, to go with 12 assists and four turnovers), he wouldn't let on to it. Sixers coach Doug Collins said he didn't think Holiday's game was impacted by any injury.
“He didn't say anything,” Collins said. “I thought our whole team was sluggish.”
The Sixers (23-37), who have lost 10 of 11, left Atlanta Wednesday night bound for Miami. Following a string of eight games in 12 days, they'll have Thursday off. And, boy, do they need it.