Philadelphia Sixers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. is recovering from a series of injuries sustained in a hit-and-run incident on Saturday night. The incident occurred at the intersection of Hicks and Spruce Streets in Center City, as Oubre was walking westbound. A silver vehicle, attempting to turn south, struck Oubre with its driver’s side mirror and then fled the scene.
Oubre suffered a broken rib, as well as injuries to his hip and right leg. Despite the severity of the injuries, his teammates have rallied around him and sent a video expressing their support after their recent victory over the Indiana Pacers. Additionally, Coach Nick Nurse announced that some of the Sixers players would be visiting Oubre in the hospital.
Oubre’s absence will be felt on the court, as he has been a key contributor for the Sixers this season. He has been averaging an impressive 16.3 points on 50% shooting. However, the team is hopeful that Oubre will make a full recovery and return to the court soon.
In a show of solidarity, Oubre is expected to rejoin the team on Tuesday to observe practice. After that, he will undergo a reevaluation in a week to assess the progress of his injuries.
The hit-and-run incident serves as a reminder of the dangers pedestrians face on city streets. The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating the incident and working to identify the driver of the silver vehicle. Authorities encourage anyone with information to come forward.
Meanwhile, the Sixers organization has expressed its commitment to supporting Oubre throughout his recovery. The team will provide any necessary resources and assistance to ensure his well-being.
As Oubre continues his recovery, the Sixers will have to adjust their game plan and fill the void left by his absence. But the team remains optimistic that Oubre will make a full recovery and return to the court stronger than ever.
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