Grant Riller suffers torn meniscus, expected to be out until early November
A tough blow to the 76ers’ depth. Earlier today, it was reported that 76ers two-way guard Grant Riller suffered a torn Meniscus during the 76ers’ preseason opener against the Toronto Raptors. According to Jeff Skversky, Riller will be undergoing surgery and will be evaluated in two weeks.
Riller’s season isn’t over, but he will still miss extended time. Usually, recovery time is a month or two with a torn meniscus, and that looks to be the case here. According to a source, Riller is expected to be back around early November, around the start of the Delaware Blue Coats season.
Sixers fans know meniscus tears too well, after Joel Embiid battled through the 2021 post season on a partially torn meniscus. Just a few seasons following the complete tear of the meniscus in his other knee.
Against the Raptors, Grant Riller was pretty impressive, scoring seven points in 14 minutes, looking very confident when driving to the basket. There have been no other significant injuries to the Sixers so far this season, with the only other injury being Tobias Harris, who missed Monday’s game due to a banged-up knee.
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