Furkan Korkmaz to miss two weeks with an adductor strain
The 76ers announced tonight that Furkan Korkmaz will be out and reevaluated in two weeks after suffering a left adductor strain. The left adductor is an interior thigh injury and the strain was suffered this during the 4th quarter of last night’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Korkmaz looked to be having an increased role in Doc Rivers’ system this season, having beat out Matisse Thybulle for minutes. During the season’s opener against Washington, Kormaz finished with a solid 11 point performance including 3/6 from deep. In the two games since Korkmaz and the Sixers as a whole have had some issues getting their shots to fall from deep. Furkan shot 1/10 from 3 in 34 minutes over the last two games.
This injury will likely open the door for Matisse Thybulle to step in and try to show his worth in the system after seeming to be left out of the rotation. Thybulle has only played 15 mins over the previous three games. Tyrese Maxey will also likely see a bump in minutes while Korkmaz recovers. Over the next two weeks, some key matchups Furkan will be missing are the Brooklyn Nets, Denver Nuggets, and the Atlanta Hawks.
Philadelphia returns to play tomorrow night at home against the Toronto Raptors at 7:00. Be sure to stay tuned to The Liberty Line for all of your 76ers updates.
Mandatory Credit: Yong Kim Philadelphia Inquirer