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Injury Updates: Grant Returns to Practice, Wroten Out for a Week

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Good news and bad comes after a post-Thanksgiving practice.

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Separate tweets from 76ers PR and from the official Sixers twitter account after practice today cleared up two injury situations.

First, Sixers PR head Mike Preston tweeted that rookie forward Jerami Grant returned to practice in a 5-on-5 scrimmage today for the first time since injuring his ankle during the offseason:

Then, a minute later, the Sixers twitter account provided an update on Tony Wroten, who appeared to injure his leg late in Wednesday night's loss to the Brooklyn Nets:

Grant is a candidate to get some rehab minutes with the Delaware Sevens of the NBA D-League. He last played during summer league in Las Vegas, where he averaged just under 7 points per game. Considered a "project" in need of minutes and development before becoming an NBA-quality player, the Sixers gave him a two-year contract with two team options, typical of a contract for a late first round pick. Even before the injury, Delaware was considered a likely pitstop for the former Syracuse forward.

Meanwhile, Wroten's injury is a bit of a bummer, considering how exciting he is to watch. That opens a spot in the starting five for now, likely for Hollis Thompson or fan-favorite K.J. McDaniels.