The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Saturday that point guard Michael Carter-Williams is being treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for soreness related to a skin infection on his right knee.
Update: Michael Carter-Williams will miss tonight's game due to a skin infection on his right knee.— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) December 7, 2013
According to a blog post from Jason Wolf of Delaware Online, the bacterial infection is "under control now", and the doctors handling the situation are "narrowing down which one."
While it was clear something was up when the Sixers left Carter-Williams in Philadelphia on Friday, the fact that he's been in the hospital for several days is an interesting development.
MCW still in hospital with knee infection. Going to be his third night in hospital.— John R. Finger (@jrfingerCSN) December 7, 2013
#Sixers coach Brett Brown on leaving @MCW1 (R knee soreness) home. "There's a little bit of infection there. There's some inflammation ...— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) December 6, 2013
Carter-Williams is currently listed as day-to-day.