On a day when the Sixers picked up maybe their biggest win in years, they lost an important piece in the process.

At the 10:24 mark in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game at Golden State, Wilson Chandler sustained an injury to his right quad.

The Sixers announced on Saturday afternoon that Chandler will miss the next 2-3 weeks. Chandler has missed 16 games this season due to injury, and will now be sidelined for another couple of weeks due to this quad issue.

Chandler has been in-and-out of the line-up, missing the teams first nine games of the season due to a hamstring injury.

The Sixers will return from their western road trip on Tuesday night against the Raptors.

Looking for some good news on the timing of this injury update?

After this road trip, the team has five straight home games, before the All-Star break. Meaning,  if Chandler can return for the first game after the break, he would only end up missing a total of six games.

 

 

In his absence, look for the Sixers to feature more of Mike Muscala, Jonah Bolden and Landry Shamet.  Another option would be pulling the trigger on a trade to help add more depth to an already thin bench.  The team is rumored to be interested in New Orleans forward Nikola Mirotic, and this injury to Chandler could increase the chances Sixers GM Elton Brand gets a deal done.

In 36 games played this season, Chandler has averaged 6.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 39% from three-point range.