76ers' Jason Richardson out for the season

Jason Richardson suffered torn cartilage in his right knee recently, and yesterday it was confirmed that he would need to undergo surgery.  Unfortunately for Richardson and the Philadelphia 76ers, the surgery will force the 32-year old out of the lineup for the rest of the season.

Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports confirmed the surgery yesterday.

The 76ers have been battling injuries all season long.  Thaddeus Young just suffered a hamstring issue that has kept him out, and Andrew Bynum has yet to make his Sixers' debut.  The team is still in contention, but they will need their players to stay healthy.

Richardson is a 12-year veteran of the NBA.  In his career, he has averaged 17.3 points and 5.0 rebound per game.  With age has come a decrease in productivity, but he was still averaging 10.5 points and 3.8 assists per game this year.

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