Sixers’ Jonah Bolden out at least 10 days with leg injury
The Delaware Blue Coats, the Philadelphia Sixers’ G-League affiliate, will be without their 22-year-old big man, Jonah Bolden for at least the next week and a half. The 6-foot-10 power forward from Australia is suffering from a right leg injury and the Sixers plan to re-evaluate him in 10 days. Sixers vice president of athlete care, Dr. Daniel Medina said (via Sixers Twitter):
“During the Delaware Blue Coats game on Saturday, Jonah Bolden sustained an injury to his right leg resulting from contact with an opponent. An MRI performed today revealed a small cortical crack in the proximal fibula of his right leg. Bolden is out and will be re-evaluated in approximately 10 days.”
Bolden has only played six games in his NBA career. In three games with the Blue Coats this season, Bolden is averaging 17.3 points and 15.7 rebounds per game. The Australian born player has not spent much time with the NBA squad, but he definitely has the potential to develop into a solid NBA player. The Sixers are hoping that he can get healthy and get back on the court to continue his development.
The Sixers are investing heavily in Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid, and Ben Simmons. They could use young, cost-controlled players to step in and fill out the roster. Bolden could be one of those role players that helps the Sixers take the next step. For now, he’ll work his way back from injury and continue to work on his game in Delaware.
But the Sixers hope he can eventually become a consistent contributor in Philly.