Tyrese Maxey

Tyrese Maxey was on his way to having his best game in what’s been a tremendous season for him in Friday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. But early in the second half, the Philadelphia 76ers guard injured his left foot.

The play happened as Maxey was driving to the hoop against Milwaukee’s Jevon Carter. Maxey planted awkwardly. After his left foot briefly landed on Carter’s, Maxey’s ankle twisted.

He was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game.

While the X-rays came back with good news, the complete severity of Maxey’s injury won’t be known until an MRI on Saturday.

Understandably, basketball fans were upset to see Maxey’s injury.

More will be revealed on Saturday, but Maxey will almost certainly miss some time. That’s bad news for the 76ers, as he’s been one of the clear bright spots in what’s been an inconsistent season for the team.

Through the first 14 games of the season, Maxey was averaging 22.8 points per game, easily besting his previous career high of 17.5 from a season ago. He was averaging 4.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game, which were also both career highs.

Maxey was also having a great game against the Bucks before getting hurt.

Philadelphia was only 7-7 heading into Friday’s game. If Maxey does miss a lot of time, the 76ers will need to find some way to replicate his production, as they don’t have a lot of wiggle room.

 

[Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter]

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