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Tyrese Maxey expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a foot injury

The Sixers take another hit on the injury front.

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Tyrese Maxey of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on November 18, 2022 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Saturday update: Maxey is expected to miss three to four weeks with a foot injury, according to the team. The Sixers will get Harden back at some point prior to Maxey’s return, so that will soften the blow a bit. It’ll be up to Joel Embiid to keep this team afloat while the star guards recover.

Update: According to head coach Doc Rivers, Maxey was in a walking boot after Friday’s game. Rivers said he’s expected to miss some time, which is bad news for the Sixers. X-rays came back negative on Maxey’s ankle, and the team will do a MRI Saturday to get a better timeline for a return.

Update: According to Cassidy. Hubbarth, Maxey is out for the rest of Friday’s game against the Bucks. It’s a big blow for the Sixers, who will now lean on Embiid to climb back from this deficit.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey went to the locker room Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks with what appeared to be an ankle injury. The 76ers really can’t take another big injury right now, so hopefully this isn’t a long-term issue for Maxey.

This is also tough in the immediate moment as Maxey was killing the Bucks Friday. He had 24 points, five assists and four rebounds prior to exiting the contest. The 76ers were already down James Harden and Tobias Harris, who was ruled out earlier in the day with a hip injury. If Maxey is out for a long time, Joel Embiid would be the lone remaining star from the starting lineup standing.

De’Anthony Melton and Georges Niang are set to get more playing time and shots in the event Maxey does miss time. The 76ers should be getting Harden back soon, so they’ll hope to stay afloat until that happens.