Nerlens Noel Injury: Updates on 76ers Star’s Ankle and Return

January 16th, 2017 by Rob Goldberg Leave a reply »

Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel has been sidelined with another injury, this time a sprained ankle, the team announced Monday. 

Continued for updates.

Noel Ruled Out vs. Milwaukee Monday, Jan. 16 A left ankle sprain will keep Noel off the court for Monday's battle against the Milwaukee Bucks. He suffered the injury in Saturday's game against the Washington Wizards but did not leave the game.

Injuries have been a problem for him throughout his short career. He missed his entire first season in the NBA while recovering from a torn ACL in college. He then missed 22 games over the next two years with various issues.

The problems continued into this year, as knee surgery sidelined the 22-year-old at the start of the season.

It took some time for him to earn a spot in the rotation, but he has since found his role. Noel is averaging 7.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 13 games since returning to the lineup in December.

When he is on the court, Noel has lived up to his billing as an elite defensive big man. He finished with averages of more than eight rebound ...

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