Shake Milton sprains ankle in practice, will miss tomorrow’s game against Brooklyn
The Philadelphia 76ers continue to suffer injuries in their backcourt. Just a few days after losing Grant Riller for roughly a month due to a torn meniscus, Shake Milton is likely missing some time as well. In his press conference earlier today, Doc Rivers stated that Milton rolled his ankle at practice this morning and will miss tomorrow’s preseason matchup against Brooklyn.
Rivers stated that it is a sprained right ankle but didn’t specify the severity of the sprain. The way that Doc spoke about missing Milton, it did not seem like it would be a long-term injury. Either way, a sprain will likely hold Shake Milton out until the start of the regular season on the 20th.
Before his injury, Shake Milton was projected to be the 76ers’ starting point guard, but that could change depending on how much time he misses. Tyrese Maxey is the presumed starting point guard in his absence, with Isaiah Joe being the next best guard on the team. There will be several absences alongside Milton and Riller for tomorrow’s game against the Nets.
Seth Curry, Tobias Harris, and Matisse Thybulle are getting the night off while dealing with minor injuries. Without these three, it wouldn’t be shocking if Joel Embiid was given the night off as well. For the Nets, Kyrie Irving will remain out while there has been no word yet on Kevin Durant or James Harden.
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