Sixers’ Tyrese Maxey Out With Foot Fracture

Tyrese Maxey with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2021
Tyrese Maxey with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2021. Image by All-Pro Reels/Wikipedia

Philadelphia 76ers star Tyrese Maxey will be out of action for an estimated three to four weeks after incurring a fracture in his left foot during Friday night’s 110-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Late in the first half, Maxey landed awkwardly on his foot while being fouled. The 76ers then committed an intentional foul, allowing Maxey to leave the court and head to the 76ers locker room. He sat out for the remainder of the game.

Maxey underwent X-rays on his foot on Friday followed by an MRI on Saturday, which revealed the full extent of his injury. His absence will be a cause for concern for the 76ers, as the other guard James Harden continues to remain on the sidelines with a right foot tendon strain he suffered at the start of November.

Before incurring his injury, Maxey was enjoying a standout game against the Bucks. He scored 24 points during the first half of the contest, thereby tieing his second-best points tally for a single half in his career.

Harden’s and Maxey’s absence puts added pressure on Joel Embiid, who scored a career-best 59 points during the victory against Utah Jazz on Sunday.