Philadelphia Sixers guard Jerryd Bayless has missed all but three of the team’s games with a wrist injury.  On Thursday, Bayless had surgery on that left wrist and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

He hasn't appeared in a game since November 25 against Chicago, but it was the November 23rd game where the damage was done.


“While it’s unfortunate Jerryd will miss the remainder of the season, we feel confident that today’s procedure will resolve his wrist injury and related discomfort,” said Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo. “Jerryd is to be credited with his committed and professional approach in making every effort to avoid this outcome.”


The Sixers issued a short press release stating the following:

During his second game of the season vs. Memphis on November 23 – in which he had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes – multiple falls to the floor resulted in significant impact to the wrist. Bayless and the team then consulted with multiple wrist and hand specialists, who concluded that surgery was needed.

Bayless played the next game, playing 26 minutes, scoring 11 points, four rebounds and two assists. 

In three games this season, Bayless averaged 11 points, four rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes per game.

In Bayless’s absence, the Sixers will likely stick with Sergio Rodriguez as the starter with T.J. McConnell coming off-the-bench.