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REPORT: Josh Richardson out vs. Clippers with nose contusion

Josh Richardson won’t return Sunday against the Clippers after bumping heads with Alec Burks.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Josh Richardson defends Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George as he drives to the basket in the first quarter of the game at Staples Center. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Misfortune has continued to strike the Philadelphia 76ers, as they’ve lost yet another starter to injury. Josh Richardson left the team’s Sunday contest against the Los Angeles Clippers in the second quarter after suffering a nose contusion from bumping heads with Alec Burks. He totaled nine points on 4-of-6 shooting before exiting the game and won’t return, according to NBC Sports’ Serena Winters.

Philadelphia’s two All-Stars — Ben Simmons (back) and Joel Embiid (shoulder) — are also dealing with injuries, so this loss could have major impact on the team’s success . Shake Milton, Al Horford, and Glenn Robinson III have been inserted into the starting lineup, but it’ll be difficult to make up for the playmaking, scoring, and defense that’s been lost.