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Sarah Todd: Jahlil Okafor was full participant in #Sixers practice. Joel Embiid participated in practice including half court 5-on-5.
76ers reserve center Jahlil Okafor participated in limited five-on-five scrimmaging during Wednesday’s training camp practice. This marked the first time the third-year veteran went five-on-five since March. He missed the final 11 games and 18 total this past season with right knee soreness.
One would assume the Sixers would be better off just shutting the big man down for the rest of the season. But he keeps saying that team is being “super cautious." “If we were like on the verge of trying to get a playoff spot or something like that, I could go out there and play,” he said Friday. "But coach Brown and all of our people behind the scenes don’t believe it’s necessary for me to play if my knee is feeling sore and stuff like that. “It’s pretty much how they’ve been since I’ve been a Sixer. They’ve been super cautious.”
76ers center Jahlil Okafor has experienced right knee soreness throughout the season. One would assume that the second-year player would consider sitting the rest of the campaign to rest his knee. Okafor said during Thursday's shootaround that sitting out has never been an option. "We just rest and do treatment whenever we think is necessary," he said, "and just go from there."
76ers center Jahlil Okafor has experienced right knee soreness throughout the season. One would assume that the second-year player would consider sitting the rest of the campaign to rest his knee. Okafor said during Thursday's shootaround that sitting out has never been an option. "We just rest and do treatment whenever we think is necessary," he said, "and just go from there."
Kerry Eggers: Word is that Jahlill Okafor (knee) will play tonight for 76ers. Okafor last C standing after Nerlens Noel trade & Joel Embiid lost for year.
Jessica Camerato: Okafor said he has't considered sitting out remainder of season bc of knee: "We just rest and do treatment when we think it’s necessary."
Jahlil Okafor missed his second straight game due to right knee soreness. That Okafor continues to have issues with his knee just under one year after undergoing what the team deemed "minor" arthroscopic surgery last March 22 is a bit surprising. Asked before Monday's game against the Bucks if he expects Okafor to be out for a while, Brown replied, "I don't think so. He was fine today going through shootaround."
Jessica Camerato: Okafor is out tonight (right knee soreness). Holmes probable with right calf tightness.
Tom Moore: #Sixers Brown on lack of centers: 'There are so many variables. It's a challenge. We have to monitor Richaun's hamstring.'
Jahlil Okafor expects to play in the 76ers' season opener Wednesday night. Brett Brown believes Robert Covington, who left Friday's preseason finale with a sprained right ankle, will be ready to start at small forward against the Thunder. That is the good news.
Keith Pompey: Brett Brown doesn't think Nerlens Noel will be ready for opening night. He thinks Jahlil Okafor will. Both are out tonight vs. #Pistons
Brown believes Okafor will be ready by the Oct. 26 season opener against Oklahoma City at the Wells Fargo Center. The second-year player's main goal is to be 100 percent for that game. Once Okafor is on the court, he wants to be focused solely on his job. "Every day I realized last year your mind would wander with all the traveling," Okafor said. "It's hard to explain, but just being focused during the season, that's my main goal."
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that forward Jahlil Okafor--who has previously been cleared to resume on-court basketball activity following his knee procedure in March 2016--will limit his participation with the USA Men’s Select Team to non-contact activity and drills while training with the USA Basketball Men's National Team this week in Las Vegas, NV.
“Everything is going well," Okafor said before Tuesday’s Sixers vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Summer League game. "I'm healthy. I'm back. I worked out with some coaches today. It was fun."
Jahlil Okafor of the 76ers told a Duke University podcast Friday that he hoped to be cleared for basketball activity over the weekend. The 6-foot-11, 275-pounder out of Duke had surgery on March 22 to repair the meniscus in his right knee. The injury cost the NBA all-rookie selection the final 23 games of the season. A CAT scan on March 8 revealed the tear. "I'm getting anxious," Okafor said on the podcast hosted by Jon Scheyer, a Duke assistant coach. "I got in trouble a week and a half ago for going out there and shooting. The biggest problem is my knee feels really good. So I want to go out there and shoot."
Decide whether Okafor will play in summer league: "He's down at Duke right now rehabilitating," Colangelo said. "I would say it's also highly unlikely, but we've talked about it. If he was given the green light it might be a really good way for him to get himself ready if he's cleared to play for the Select Team in the mini-camp coming up this summer."
Brett Brown also offered an update on Jahlil Okafor. “I think in the next few weeks, we’ll be able to see him get back on a court, and start inching his way back into playing basketball again.” Okafor underwent a minor procedure on March 22nd to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee.
Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure today to address a slight tear of the meniscus in his right knee. The minor procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews of the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Sixers Head Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon of the Rothman Institute at Jefferson Dr. Christopher Dodson.
Okafor will begin his rehabilitation program tomorrow under the guidance of Sixers Director Of Performance Research & Development Dr. David T. Martin.
Shams Charania: After further evaluations on right knee, Philadelphia's Jahlil Okafor has scheduled surgery for Tuesday, league sources tell The Vertical.
The Sixers have not set a plan for Jahlil Okafor’s surgery to repair a small tear in his right meniscus. “No surgery has happened,” Brett Brown said Thursday before the Sixers' game against the Wizards. “It’s just that with doctors representing Jahlil and representing the club, just trying to get it done together where they come to a group consensus.”
Jahlil Okafor was to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on Thursday in Pensacola. Fla., but it was being delayed, according to source. The procedure originally was scheduled for Wednesday. The injury ultimately will cost the rookie power forward, who hasn't played since Feb. 28, the final 23 games of the season. A CAT scan on March 8 revealed the tear.
Brown said Wednesday that his standout rookie power forward had a CAT scan Tuesday. He said the team would know more Thursday, maybe even late Wednesday night. "I think everything will be reviewed after we get that information," Brown said when he was asked whether the Sixers are considering sidelining Okafor for the rest of the season. "It's a fair question, but I think it's reckless right now to say what the plan is when we don't know what the information truly is. "I think that we might know after the game more. I would imagine we'll know almost everything [Thursday]. But that decision hasn't been discussed."
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