The 76ers’ Lavoy Allen will
miss the next two games, beginning Friday against visiting Detroit.
Allen has a nagging right calf
injury from which the Sixers would prefer not to rush him back. The third-year
forward will sit Friday vs. Detroit and Saturday against visiting New York.
“The medical staff would use
really big words and give you a better answer. He’s got a sore calf and can’t
play tonight,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “In relation to the longevity of
it, it might be as severe as we first thought. Is it going to keep him out a
long time? We don’t suspect that. My experience with calf injuries is not a
good one. We saw many good players – Brent Barry comes to mind – where if you
go too fast, and you rush it back, it can knock out another six weeks. We just
want to be smart with it. Most definitely, he will be out the next two games.”
Also of note, the Sixers listed
as a probable starter against the Pistons. The shooting guard
got his first start since Nov. 29. Hollis Thompson had started the last 18
games at that spot.
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