We all know by now that injuries are just another part of the game of basketball, we just need to learn how to deal with them. Sixers guard Justin Anderson reportedly had leg surgery performed on Friday to help him deal with lingering shin splints that saw him miss a significant amount of time in the regular season this past year.

Per Philly.com's Keith Pompey, Anderson will be re-evaluated in two weeks and again in six-to-eight weeks. He averaged 6.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and played 13.7 minutes per game off the bench in 38 appearances for the 76ers last season.

Anderson missed 23 games from late November to early January with shin splints in his left leg, also missing an additional eight games later with a right ankle sprain. It's safe to say Anderson's third NBA season wasn't his best, and not because of his play, which proved to be valuable for the Sixers defensively late in the season and into the first round of the playoffs vs. Miami.

Hopefully, now Anderson will be able to recover fully from his shin splints that it won't affect him nearly as much heading into next year.

Josh Liddick is a contributor to 97.3 ESPN and Sixers managing editor at SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @JoshLiddickTalk.

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