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76ers’ Danny Green suffers torn ACL in loss to Heat

The Philadelphia 76ers fell to another crushing second-round playoff exit.

The disappointing end to the 76ers’ season featured veteran guard Danny Green suffering a torn ACL and LCL in the Game 6 loss to the Miami Heat.

The injury occurred in the first quarter of the contest after star center Joel Embiid attempted to make a layup. After he missed the shot, his momentum pulled away from the rim, leading him to come tumbling down into Green’s leg.

 

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“I was trying to get in there, saw him drive to the basket, trying to get inside position to either get a rebound or not let the other guy double,” Green said via ESPN. “Joel got to the rim, I saw him lay it up … I didn’t know if it went in or not, but I just remember taking a tumble. I tried to move, but I couldn’t get out fast enough. It just happened so fast. But I saw it happening and I was trying to like, pull my leg out, but it caught beneath me and he rolled into it.”

The injury he suffered typically takes between nine months to a year to fully recover. Green is hoping to avoid surgery, but either way, he would miss a significant chunk of the 2022-23 campaign.

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The 34-year-old is heading into the second year of his two-year, $20 million deal that will pay him $10 million. The injury could force the 76ers to consider moving him due to his expiring contract and added salary-cap space.
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