76ers' Kelly Oubre Struck By Vehicle, Hospitalized With Injuries And Is Expected To Miss ‘Significant Time’ | lovebscott.com

76ers’ Kelly Oubre Struck By Vehicle, Hospitalized With Injuries And Is Expected To Miss ‘Significant Time’

76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. has been released from a hospital in Philadelphia, where he was treated Saturday night after being struck by a car.

via: Uproxx

According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Philadelphia 76ers forward Kelly Oubre was hit by a car while walking near his residence in the Center City neighborhood.

Wojnarowski says that the injuries are not expected to keep Oubre out for the remainder of the year, but early indications are that he’ll spend “significant time” sidelined.

It’s good to hear that Oubre is expected to be able to return this year, and here’s hoping that his injuries are not the sorts of things that he’ll struggle to get past. Oubre has been a revelation on the floor for the Sixers this year, as he’s established himself as a member of the team’s starting lineup in the aftermath of the James Harden trade and has fit like a glove alongside Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey.

After spending the last two years as a member of the Charlotte Hornets, Oubre joined the Sixers this offseason on a 1-year veteran minimum contract. He’s started five of the eight games in which he’s appeared for the team, and is averaging 16.3 rebounds and 5.1 rebounds in 29 minutes per game. Oubre is putting up career-best marks in field goal percentage (50 percent) and three-point percentage (37.8 percent).

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