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Sixers guard Danny Green’s MRI reveals brutal ACL injury

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The Philadelphia 76ers were defeated by the Miami Heat on Thursday night in a season-ending defeat. The loss was an embarrassing one, as the Sixers’ effort was less-than-stellar for much of the night, particularly on the defensive end of the floor. Thursday night was also disappointing for one Danny Green, who left the game early with a nasty-looking knee injury. Green sustained the injury when teammate Joel Embiid fell onto his knee while attempting to make a layup in the first quarter of the game against the Heat. On Friday, the Sixers revealed the results of the MRI- and the news is unfortunate for both Green and Philadelphia. The veteran guard as suffered a torn ACL and LCL, as reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic and the team.

At 35 years old in June, Green will now be faced with a lengthy rehab process for the torn ACL in his knee. The Sixers guard had spoken to reporters and said that he was hopeful that major damage would have been avoided, though that is unfortunately not the case.

A 13-year NBA veteran, Green appeared in 62 games for the Sixers this season, averaging 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.7 three-pointers made per contest.

The 2022-23 season will be the final year of a two-year, $20 million contract that Green signed with Philadelphia.