Richaun Holmes Suffers Fractured Wrist in Preseason Game
The Sixers injury bug continues, as the team announced today that forward Richaun Holmes has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in the radial bone of his left wrist.
According to a press release from the team, the injury occurred at the 1:37 mark in the third quarter of Friday night’s game vs. Boston, and he'll be re-evaluated in approximately three weeks.
Holmes is expected to be the backup center behind Joel Embiid, who has his own inury issues, meaning Jahlil Okafor could get more minutes in the early portion of the season to showcase himself, along with newcomer Amir Johnson.
Holmes was at his best when Embiid went down with injury last season, averaging 13.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals on 58.1 percent shooting after the All-Star break last season.
Overall in 57 games last season, Homes averaged 9.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.