The Philadelphia 76ers were eliminated from the playoffs on Thursday night in a tough 99-90 loss to the Miami Heat.
While that was a heartbreaking disappointment, another moment from the game was even harder.
He was ruled out for the rest of the game but now there is word that the injury could be quite severe.
Ahead of the MRI for Philadelphia guard Danny Green, there's significant concern on the severity of the left knee injury, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 12, 2022
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that there is now “significant concern on the severity of the left knee injury” ahead of an MRI.
How bad could things get for Green and what could be next 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 also landing 2.8 threes per game.
He hasn’t been the most consequential player for the team but, as he has been on previous squads, he’s been someone the team turns to often.
Green turns 35 years old next month and has been playing in the NBA for 13 seasons now.
Throughout his career, Green has done 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 a game.
Hopefully, Green’s injury isn’t that brutal and he is able to return to the court for training camp.
However, after rewatching the clip you can understand why some people are afraid that this could be a career-ending mishap.
If Green does need surgery and rehabilitation, he will 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 floor in a few months.