Philadelphia 76ers All-Star goalkeeper James Harden Sources told ESPN he suffered a strain in his right foot and is expected to be out for a month.
Tests held Thursday in Philadelphia revealed the injury Harden suffered in a 121-111 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
Harden averaged 22 points, seven rebounds, and 10 assists in nine games for the Sixers, ages 4 and 5 to start the season.
Now without Harden for the next month, Philadelphia is entering a difficult period of its schedule. After Friday’s home game against the New York Knicks, Philadelphia next play the Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks (twice), Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves before hosting the Brooklyn Nets on November 22 – in what could be Ben SimmonsFirst time on the court in Philadelphia since Game 7 of the 2021 Eastern Conference semi-finals.
Harden’s absence will put an even greater burden on the third-year goalkeeper Therese Maxithe star of a burgeoning team who saw his average scoring jump to 24.2 points per game in the first weeks of this season, firing more than 51% from the field in more than 17 field goal attempts per game – including hitting 46.8% of his attempts The 3-point shooter hit more than six of them per night.
Star Center in Philadelphia Joel Embiid He has missed three of the past four games, including Wednesday’s loss to Washington, which he has missed due to an illness other than COVID-19.
ESPN’s Tim Bontemps contributed to this report.