Doc Rivers: Tyrese Maxey is ‘no where near what we thought’ and will likely be out for a few more weeks
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers gave a quick update on Tyrese Maxey today in Camden.
Maxey has been out since November 18th when he suffered a left foot fracture in the Sixers’ win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Maxey, who has missed 12 games since hitting the injured list, was expected to return within 3-4 weeks, which meant he would have been able to join the team on their current 7-game home stand.
Now, that does not appear to be the case.
According to Sixers Wire / USA Today, Rivers told reporters that Maxey is “no where near what we thought” at practice earlier today.
Doc Rivers on Tyrese Maxey Return
“Whatever he has to do, he’s nowhere near it,” Rivers added. “I would say he’s out at least, I don’t know, at least a couple more weeks, and I’m making that up, but I can’t imagine him playing any time in the next couple of weeks.” – Doc Rivers
Maxey did return to practice last week, but has been limited to shooting the basketball and running in a straight line. Rivers’ stressed that the Sixers “need to be patient” with Maxey’s rehab.
“He can sprint straight,” Rivers finished. “He just can’t cut you or he can’t stop. It may get better in three days or five to six days, but I don’t see that happening is what I’m saying. This is an uneducated guess, but I just can’t imagine them playing any time soon.”
Up Next for the 76ers
The Sixers are back in action tomorrow night as they host the Golden State Warriors in South Philadelphia.