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Danny Green’s message to Sixers fans after suffering calf injury

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Philadelphia 76ers veteran Danny Green is out for the rest of the second-round series against the Atlanta Hawks and beyond due to a right calf strain. If the Sixers do indeed advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, Green will miss the start of the series due to a timetable that has him being reevaluated in two weeks.

However, Green’s spirits are still high, and he sent a message to the fans after his diagnosis:

Danny Green suffered the injury in the Sixers’ 127-111 victory over the Hawks in Friday night’s game 3. The 33-year-old left the game in the first quarter and was replaced by Matisse Thybulle. Green didn’t return to the game and was wearing a boot on his right leg when he came back to the bench.

The injury is a tough blow to the Sixers’ elite starting lineup. While Green struggled with his shot to start the series and didn’t have much success guarding Trae Young when given that assignment, he’s still an important piece who can stretch the floor and defend other players effectively. He also had eight assists in the Game 2 victory.

Philly is up 2-1 on Atlanta after a stunning Game 1 loss. Game 4 is on Monday. Thybulle and Furkan Korkmaz will be counted on to step up in place of the injured Green. Korkmaz was huge in Game 3, going for 14 points in 27 minutes. The Sixers outscored the Hawks by 24 points in Korkmaz’s minutes.

If Philly wins this series, the Eastern Conference Finals matchup will be either the Brooklyn Nets or Milwaukee Bucks.