Sixers’ Rookie Matisse Thybulle Deals With Injury Scare
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) -- Becoming a rookie for the Philadelphia 76ers is an honor. Some may say it can come with a price to pay as a curse though. Jokingly, of course. Considering the history behind Sixers' first-round picks, it wouldn't really come as much of a surprise at this point if their most recent selection suffered a setback.
As it turns out, that ended up happening. Recently, Sixers' head coach Brett Brown held a coaching clinic where he spoke to hundreds of people in a crowd about his leadership ways. He also touched on other subjects as well. That's when he revealed that former Washington guard and new Sixers rookie Matisse Thybulle suffered a minor injury.
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey, Brown's report is absolutely right. Although it is nothing too serious, Thybulle will have to take it easy for the next few weeks as the NBA season quickly approaches.
Any setback for a rookie isn't great news. However, it seems like the Sixers got lucky this time around. As most of their first-rounders typically do suffer long-term injuries during their first offseason, Thybulle's setback doesn't seem to be too bad.
He wasn't able to contribute to Brett Brown's event as the Sixers want to take it easy with him to avoid any further damage at this point. On Tuesday, Thybulle will get another assessment for his ankle just to confirm that he is indeed fine. The hope is that the 76ers will have their rookie healthy and available for the preseason, and the opener in October.
Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for South Jersey's 97.3 ESPN. You can follow Justin on Twitter: @JGrasso_