The Philadelphia 76ers received some disappointing news yesterday. Small forward Thaddeus Young will miss at least three weeks with a strained hamstring. He has a Grade I strain, which is the lowest grade a player can suffer, but it will still keep him on the bench for quite some time.
According to Bob Cooney, beat writer for the 76ers, the injury was announced yesterday afternoon.
Grade 1 hamstring strain for T young. Out about 3 weeks
— Bob Cooney (@BobCooney76) February 5, 2013
Young suffered the injury a couple days ago and was waiting on the results of an MRI to confirm the extent of the injury. Now, it seems Young may make his return around the same time Andrew Bynum makes his 76ers' debut. If both players come back at the same time, it could be a big lift for Philadelphia.
Young has averaged 14.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game this season. In his career, he is averaging 12.8 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game.