76ers C Marjanovic out with bone bruise, sprain

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 27, 2019 08:33 AM
76ers C Marjanovic out with bone bruise, sprain
Philadelphia 76ers center Boban Marjanovic (51) winces in pain after being injured in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The 76ers won 111-110. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Boban Marjanovic suffered a bone bruise and mild sprain of his right knee in a collision with Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo and will be evaluated again within the week.

Marjanovic's right leg got tangled up between Diallo's legs as both players crashed to the court after pursuing a rebound during the Sixers' win Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) in New Orleans. Marjanovic needed assistance getting off the court and later used crutches to get the team bus. Marjanovic has helped fill the void in the middle created by the absence of 7-foot All-Star Joel Embiid, who has missed all three of Philadelphia's games since the All-Star break with a sore left knee.

Marjanovic and Embiid will both sit out Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) game at Oklahoma City.

Sixers guard Furkan Korkmaz underwent surgery Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) to repair the meniscal tear in his right knee suffered during the Feb. 12 (Feb. 13, PHL time) game against Boston. Korkmaz will be evaluated in approximately four weeks.

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