The Philadelphia 76ers were knocked out of the playoffs Thursday night in a tough 99-90 loss to the Miami Heat.
Although it was a heartbreaking disappointment, another moment in the game was even more difficult.
Danny Green has been helped back into the locker room after a nasty knee injury after team-mate Joel Embiid accidentally fell on his left leg.
He was ruled out for the rest of the game but it is now said that the injury could be quite serious.
Ahead of Philadelphia guard Danny Green’s MRI, there are serious concerns about the severity of the left knee injury, sources told ESPN.
— Adrien Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 12, 2022
Adrian Wojnarowski reports that there is now “significant concern about the severity of the left knee injury” ahead of an MRI.
How badly could things get for Green and what could be the next step for the guard?
Get well soon, green
Green started all five games in the 76ers-Heat series and averaged 9.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1 steal while notching 2.8 threes per game.
He hasn’t been the most important player in the team but, as he has been in previous teams, he’s someone the team look to often.
Green turns 35 next month and has played in the NBA for 13 seasons now.
Throughout his career, Green has spent time with the 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and most notably the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.
His career averages are 8.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.
Hopefully Green’s injury isn’t so brutal and he can return to the field for training camp.
However, after rewatching the clip, you can see why some people are worried that it could be a career-ending accident.
If Green needs surgery and rehabilitation, he’ll have plenty of time for both now that his team is out of the playoffs.
The team and all its fans – and really all NBA fans – hope to see him back on the court in a few months.