The Philadelphia 76ers finally returned to the basketball court last night, beating the Washington Wizards…
Sixers forward Kelly Oubre Jr. was struck by a vehicle while walking near his residence in Philadelphia last night and is expected to miss a significant amount of time due to the injuries he suffered from the accident.
Woj broke the news regarding Kelly Oubre Jr. Last Night
Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. was a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in Center City, Philadelphia tonight and is receiving treatment at a local hospital, a Sixers spokesman tells ESPN. Oubre Jr., is currently in stable condition. pic.twitter.com/Mqxjew1Opy— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 12, 2023
Oubre Jr. has been fantastic in his first year with the Philadelphia 76ers. He was averaging 16.2 points per game while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 38 percent from three point range.
The Sixers have jumped out of the gates to start the 2023-24 season, posting a 7-1 record which is good for first place in the Eastern Conference standings. Oubre has been a major part of their success, earning a starting position after PJ Tucker was shipped to Los Angeles in the James Harden trade.
Now, it looks like he’ll miss significant time. Shams tweeted out this morning that Oubre sustained broken ribs and an assortment of bruises and cuts to his body following the accident.
Kelly Oubre Jr. sustained broken ribs, bruises and cuts following hit-and-run
Note: Kelly Oubre isn’t even the first athlete to have a run-in with the operator of a motor vehicle in the last year or so. AJ Brown got hit by a driver going through an intersection while riding his bike for the Eagles Autism Challenge.
Philly Drivers almost took out AJ Brown too. Can’t make this shit up. 😭 pic.twitter.com/GgUIj99m8o— Drew Smith (@drewmsmith) November 12, 2023
The Philadelphia 76ers are back home tonight, hosting the Indiana Pacers at the Wells Fargo Center.
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