When Tony Wroten suffered a knee injury back on January 14 against the Hawks, it initially looked as though he just reaggravated the "knee sprain" he suffered earlier in the year. However, there was some speculation that this injury could be worse judging by the team's lack of updates on the matter and the mounting amount of games missed. Earlier in the week, the team flew Wroten out to California to see a specialist. Unfortunately, the news isn't good.
The Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie finally gave us an update on Tony Wroten about his injury and more. Below is the snippet provided by the team's twitter:
Update on @TWroten_LOE's status: pic.twitter.com/LaskCZxCYe— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) January 23, 2015
With the news, Wroten's season is effectively over. His surgery and recovery timetable is still an unknown so any prognosis on him will have to wait.
First and foremost, let's wish Tony a great and speedy recovery. While ACL tears are not as much of an athlete's death knell today, they are still a major injury that requires surgery and recovery, physically and mentally. However, it should be pointed out that Wroten had suffered a prior ACL injury to the same knee while in high school. Injury recurrence is never a good sign, especially with ligament damage. Wroten's style of play is anything but kind, as well.
With that said, Wroten knows the road ahead of him better than anyone. Plus, this organization knows how to support their wounded brethren. Just ask Jason Richardson, Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, and even, basically-a-Sixer, Pierre Jackson.
The Sixers, meanwhile, will have to move forward without one of their best offensive players and back-up Point Guard. The scoring, energy, and fun will definitely be missed. Expect the Sixers to make some roster moves and possibly see Larry Drew II to stick around longer.
Again, we wish you all the best Tony!
Get well, @TWroten_LOE. pic.twitter.com/lr5DZqMp2X— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) January 23, 2015